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Explain how the element sodium is monovalent.
Sodium is a metal which has atomic number 11. It has 1 electron in its last shell which means it has 1 valence electron. In order to get stability by acquiring nearest noble gas configuration. Sodium prefers to loose 1 electron. Hence, we say that sodium has a valency of one and is thus monovalent.