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Write Answer to the Following Question and Explain Your Answer. Explain How the Element Sodium is Monovalent. - Science and Technology

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Write answer to the following question and explain your answer. 
Explain how the element sodium is monovalent. 

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Solution

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.

Concept: Laws of Chemical Combination
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Balbharati Science and Technology 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 4 Measurement of Matter
Exercise | Q 4.1 | Page 57
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