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sodium has in his orbits or shell 2,8,1

so it is easier for it to loose this electron to reach his stability form and for that it is very reactive with most of the chemical elements

otherwise the chlorine is very active specifically with Oxygen O2 which transform it to chlorites, chlorates, and perchlorate

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Q: Why is sodium a very reactive metal and chlorine is a very reactive nonmetal?
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