The difference between Sodium ion and Sodium atom are:
- Sodium ion (Na+ has stable electronic configuration 2, 8 of neon with 8 electrons in its outer most shell).
- Sodium ion is positively charged.
- Sodium ion is stable. It doesn’t react with air or water.
- In the sodium ion, there are 11 protons and 10 electrons.
- A sodium atom possesses an unstable electronic configuration of 2, 8, and 1.
- Sodium atom is electronically neutral.
- The sodium atom is very reactive.
- In the sodium atom, there are 11 protons and 11 electrons.