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anonymous
 one year ago
An electrically neutral atom of sodium (Na) has the same number of protons as an ion of sodium (Na+).
A.) True
B.) False
anonymous
 one year ago
An electrically neutral atom of sodium (Na) has the same number of protons as an ion of sodium (Na+). A.) True B.) False

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Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2@breezymeetee what do you think the answer is

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I was going to say False? @Photon336

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Like I can guide you to the correct answer, but why do you think it's false? @breezymeetee

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well because if protons and Electrons have the same number it would cause the atom to be neutral so it's true? @Photon336

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Yes this is true @breezymeetee but let me explain

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2inside our nucleus we have protons that have a positive charge and neutrons that have no charge. outside of that we have electrons. so overall the nucleus is positively charged because neutrons have no charge. dw:1443542049218:dw

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2The situation that we have with sodium Na is that it's electrically neutral. @breezymeetee the number of protons is actually the identity of our element, usually it doesn't change because if it did we would no longer have sodium. so for these cases the number of protons doesn't change at all.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Wow I actually Understand it now thank You so much! @Photon336

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2so one last thing before you head off

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1443542308475:dw there are two cases. Case #1 one or more electrons is lost. if this happens, we get a cation a positive charge, WHY? because now there are more protons. so for example let's take potassium for an example. if we took one electron away we have a positive charge now because there are more protons. the number of protons doesn't change because if it did we wouldn't have potassium dw:1443542443283:dw

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2the second and last case is when an element gains an electron to become an anion this means now that there are MORE electrons and protons so that's where the charge difference comes from. Take Fluorine dw:1443542599063:dw hope this helps

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2correction "more as in more electrons than protons" now

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Dude Your The Man! I really understand This you explained it more better than my own teacher. Thanks so so much! @Photon336

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2no problem! have a great day
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