Problem: Sodium has 11 electrons arranged in three energy levels. The outer level has only one electron. In order to become stable, the atom loses an electron thus exposing the previous level with 8 electrons and subsequently becomes an ion with a. 1 negative charge b. no charge c. 8 negative charges d. 1 positive charge e. 8 positive charges

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Sodium has 11 electrons arranged in three energy levels. The outer level has only one electron. In order to become stable, the atom loses an electron thus exposing the previous level with 8 electrons and subsequently becomes an ion with

a. 1 negative charge

b. no charge

c. 8 negative charges

d. 1 positive charge

e. 8 positive charges

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