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A sodium atom has 11 protons and 11 electrons including 1 outer shell electron A magnesium atom has 12 protons and 12 electons of which 2 are in the outer shell. Sodium loses its valence electron more easily than magnesium does, making the sodium much more reactive.

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Sodium is more reactive then Magnesium as it is a group 1 element and magnesium is a group 2 element


Sodium has a charge of +1 in its ionized form while magnesium has a charge of +2 in its ionized form. This is due to the number of protons and electrons in each element. Having a different charge alters the types of reactions and products involved with that element.


Sodium is more reactive than either magnesium or iron.



No it does not. Magnesium citrate and sodium phosphate are two different compounds.


The nucleus of a sodium atom contains 11 protons and the nucleus of a magnesium atom contains 12 protons. The number of neutrons vary with the isotope. The number of protons determines the identity of an element.


Sodium has 11 protons. The element with 12 protons is magnesium


a binary compound that contain exactly 2 different element. Example NaCl ( sodium chloride), NaF ( sodium fluoride), MgO ( magnesium oxide)


What makes each element unique is the number of protons in the nucleus. Sodium has 11 protons and Magnesium has 12 protons. The periodic table is arranged with the number of protons of each element increasing to the right and down the table. For an element to fit between sodium and magnesium it would have to have fewer than 12 protons but more than 11, which is simply not possible.


An amphibole is a large group of structurally similar double silicate minerals, containing various combinations of sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminium.


Magnesium, silicon, sulfer, chlorine, aluminum, sodium


The alkali metal group is more reactive than the alkali-earth metals. Sodium is an alkali metal and magnesium is an alkali-earth metal; sodium is more reactive.


Magnesium chloride(MgCl2 ) is a salt of magnesium. Sodium chloride(NaCl) is a salt of sodium.


Most basic elements: Calcium, Magnesium, Barium, Sodium, Potassium, etc.



No. Sodium chloride is quite different from either of its component elements.



Many are thereSuch as Sodium, Potassium, Barium, Calcium, Magnesiumetc.


Sodium chloride is NaCl. Epsom salt is magnesium hydrate, MgSO4.7H2O.


Sodium has an atomic number of 11 with 1 valence electron. Magnesium's atomic number is 12 with 2 valence electrons. Magnesium is less reactive than sodium


Sodium has 11 protons and usually 12 neutrons in their nuclei but no electrons. Magnesium asIts nucleus must contain 12 protons and no electrons


Mixture of sodium carbonate and magnesium


Sodium is more reactive than magnesium.


Because scientists just simply add a proton to an element, and they get the next element. For example, of you had one sodium atom (all sodium atoms have an atomic number of 11), and added a proton to it, you would get magnesium atom (all magnesium atoms have an atomic number of 12). So if scientists did this with element 99, they get element 100.


Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate heptahydrate when sodium chloride is NaCl; the solubilities are different.



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