The Sodium Twins

The Sodium Twins
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An ion is a charged atom or molecule. It is charged because the number of electrons do not equal the number of protons in the atom or molecule. An atom can acquire a positive charge or a negative charge depending on whether the number of electrons in an atom is greater or less then the number of protons in the atom.

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  • The Alkali Family
  • Sodium twins, the time has come for both of you  to find an element to bond with
  • No, you must bond or you will be unstable for the rest of your life. You have one valence electron which needs to react with another element.
  • But we want to stay here, in the Alkali Metal family forever
  • Sodie 1, you will bond ionically with Chlorine.
  • Sodie 2,you will bond covalently with hydroxide (OH)
  • Sodie 1's Bonding Ceremony
  • Hello Chlorine, I am ready to give you one of my electrons to become a positively charged cation
  • Hello Sodium, I am ready to accept your electron to become a negatively charged anion.
  • Sodie 2's Bonding Ceremony
  • Hello hydroxide, I am ready to give you one of my electrons to become a positively charged cation
  • Sodium, we are hydrogen and oxygen, joined together by a covalent bond.
  • We are 2 non-metals who share electrons. 
  • We are ready to accept  your electron to become a negatively charged anion
  • Sodium Chloride
  • We will forever be table salt! 
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • NaOH
  • We will forever be Lye! 
  • NaCl
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