# How Many Electrons Does Sodium Have

## Does sodium have 2 electrons?

So... for the element of SODIUM, you already know that the atomic number tells you the number of electrons. That means there are 11 electrons in a sodium atom. Looking at the picture, you can see there are two electrons in shell one, eight in shell two, and only one in shell three. via

## Does sodium have 7 electrons?

The number of electrons that an atom must acquire, or lose, or share to reach a stable configuration of 8 (2 for hydrogen) is called its valence. Hydrogen, lithium, sodium, and potassium atoms all have a single electron in their outermost shell. Fluorine, chlorine, bromine, and iodine atoms all have 7. via

## How many electrons does sodium have in its outer shell?

The outermost shell of the sodium ion is the second electron shell, which has eight electrons in it. The octet rule has been satisfied. via

## How many electrons are in each shell?

Each shell can contain only a fixed number of electrons: The first shell can hold up to two electrons, the second shell can hold up to eight (2 + 6) electrons, the third shell can hold up to 18 (2 + 6 + 10) and so on. The general formula is that the nth shell can in principle hold up to 2(n2) electrons. via

## Who discovered electron?

Although J.J. Thomson is credited with the discovery of the electron on the basis of his experiments with cathode rays in 1897, various physicists, including William Crookes, Arthur Schuster, Philipp Lenard, and others, who had also conducted cathode ray experiments claimed that they deserved the credit. via

## What do you call a sodium atom that has 10 electrons?

So now you've become a sodium ion. You have ten electrons. That's the same number of electrons as neon (Ne). via

## What has an atomic number of 29?

For April, we have selected copper, a transition metal with chemical symbol Cu and atomic number 29. via

## How many electrons are there in aluminum?

Electron Configuration of Aluminum

To find the electron configuration of an atom, you first need to know the number of electrons that it has. Since aluminum's atomic number is thirteen, it has thirteen electrons. via

## How many electrons are in the highest energy level of sodium?

These energy levels can only hold a certain number of electrons. The first energy level (the one nearest the nucleus) can hold a maximum of two electrons with the others being able to hold up to a maximum of 8 electrons (only true for the first 20 elements). Sodium has 11 electrons. via

## What has 7 protons and 9 Neutrons?

#9 - Fluorine - F. via

## How many electrons does sodium need to stable?

The positive charge dictates all the properties of Na+ , since otherwise it is stable and inert with its eight electrons in the valence shell. A sodium atom, would strive to lose its lone valence shell electron. Single valence electron makes the Na atom and the group I alkali metal atoms chemically reactive. via

## How many electrons will sodium lose?

If sodium loses an electron, it now has 11 protons, 11 neutrons, and only 10 electrons, leaving it with an overall charge of +1. It is now referred to as a sodium ion. Chlorine (Cl) in its lowest energy state (called the ground state) has seven electrons in its outer shell. via

## How many electrons are in chlorine now?

Figure 3.2.

On the left, the chlorine atom has 17 electrons. via

## How many electrons are there in the third shell of sodium Na atomic number 11?

The third "shell" is a bit more complicated but let's just say that it takes up to 8 electrons as well (for now...). So, sodium's 11 electrons are arranged this way: 2 electrons in the first "shell", 8 electrons in the second "shell"; and 1 electron (the valence electron) in the third "shell". via