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Explain how the element sodium is monovalent.

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A. The atomic number of Sodium is 11. Sodium has 1 electron in its outermost shell and to acquire noble gas configuration it will lose one electron or it needs to gain 7 electrons. However, the former is possible. Hence it will loose 1 electron and so the element sodium is monovalent.


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