Atoms, molecules, and reactions

Atoms, molecules, and reactions

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Sodium, the element following neon in the periodic table, has one electron in its valence shell (n = 3). ... The atoms of the other noble gases also have eight electrons in their valence shells, so, like neon, they also do not form either a positive ion or a negative ion. In contrast, the atoms of many other elements tend to form ionic compounds, gaining or losing electrons until they have the same stableanbsp;...

Title:Atoms, molecules, and reactions
Author:Ronald James Gillespie
Publisher: - 1994


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