Sharing and accepting electrons, explanation help

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Explain why you would expect sodium (Na) to give and chlorine (Cl) to accept an electron but you would expect the atoms in a water molecule to share electrons

Jan 15th, 2016

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sodium atom has one electron in its outer shell 2,8,1 and chlorine has seven electron in outer shell 2,8,7. therefore sodium losses one electron to be stable while chlorine gain one electron to be stable.this means its easy for sodium atom to lose one electron than to gain 7. and its also easy  for chlorine atom to gain one electron than to loss 7. the form ionic bond

atom in water are both non metals that need to share electron to be stable. ie covenant bond

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