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Problem: When the metallic element sodium combines with the nonmetallic element bromine, Br2(l), what is the chemical formula of the product?Is the product a solid, liquid, or gas at room temperature?

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reactant :

metallic element sodium → Na(s)
nonmetallic element bromine → Br2(l)

reaction (combination reaction):

Na → Group 1A  → +1 charge  → Na+

Br→ Group 7A  → -1 charge  → Br-

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When the metallic element sodium combines with the nonmetallic element bromine, Br2(l), what is the chemical formula of the product?

Is the product a solid, liquid, or gas at room temperature?

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