Mar 19, 2012, 03:29 AM
I'm working with chemistry and the reactions of metals with non metals. It says in the book that Sodium has 11 protons and 11 electrons giving it a net charge of Zero. The first chapters of the book explained that because its in the first row of the table off elements that it has a 1 charge. This is applied to other elements in the book. I THOUGHT that because its meant to have a 1 charge that it makes it an ION? What am i missing?