To answer this problem, first we need to know the total number of electrons in a neutral Na. Recall that in a neutral atom:
atomic number = # of protons = # of electrons
Atomic number of Na = 11 → # of electrons
When writing electron configuration:
Write the charge and full ground-state electron configuration of the monatomic ion most likely to be formed by Na.
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