Sodium atoms are present in sodium metal but where

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Unformatted text preview: tron and chloride anions that have eight electrons in the 2s and 2p orbitals, but that is not how sodium chloride is made. Sodium atoms are present in sodium metal but where would you get the chlorine atoms? Mixing sodium and chlorine (Cl2) would undoubtedly give sodium chloride but these are two aggressive reagents that would probably explode. Indeed, you would be more likely to make sodium and...
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