why Cl more active than Cl-


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Hi , I have an other question , I know Its a stupid question to you brialliant ppl
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why are Cl atoms more chemically active than Cl- ion ?
and why are Na atoms more chemically active than Na+ ion ?


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The ions have closed shells. It is difficult to add or remove an electron, or even share one covalently.
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thanx for ur reply Meir , but can u give me a more detailed answer
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why Cl more active than Cl-


I am not a chemist. Ask on a chem forum or read a chem text.
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ok thanx , give me alink that can help me , plz
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Suggestion to mentors: Possibly move to chemistry forums?

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think the octet rule, and read up on it.
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Quote Quote by ghallya
Hi , I have an other question , I know Its a stupid question to you brialliant ppl
but I hope I find the answer here

why are Cl atoms more chemically active than Cl- ion ?
and why are Na atoms more chemically active than Na+ ion ?


thanx
This results directly from the Octet rule. Write the electronic configurations of these atoms/ions - you will see that Cl- and Na+ have 8 electrons each in the valence shell. This is the magic number needed to maximize the stability of the atom/ion (ie : make the total potential energy of the system = sum of all electron-nucleus interaction energies + electron-electron interaction energies as negative as possible).
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thhhhhhhanx very much Gokul43201

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Hi ,
why are Cl atoms more chemically active than Cl- ion ?
and why are Na atoms more chemically active than Na+ ion ?


thanx
Read Peter Atkins book The Periodic Kingdom http://tinyurl.com/ol6lq pages 171-173 for an explanation of the differences in reactivity of Na / Na+ and Cl/Cl-.
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thanx crabslover
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I dont know why , but we dont understand simple things cuz we are not that good in english but we are forced to study it to graduate
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Quote Quote by ghallya
Hi , I have an other question , I know Its a stupid question to you brialliant ppl
but I hope I find the answer here

why are Cl atoms more chemically active than Cl- ion ?
and why are Na atoms more chemically active than Na+ ion ?


thanx

good qwestion!
i beleive that cl atoms r reactive just bec. of their config. they want to complete their octet and gets converted into corrosponding ion,
same is the case with with na ,
na is just having a free electron in its valence shell,and it want to lose it to
get its octet completed
one more general reason is u can rember
every ion is having its partner to neutalize its charge
so does any bare atom,it become reactive and combine to have its valence electron shared or lost.


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