In the world can we find a sodium atom(not the sodium ion as in salt)?
The Attempt at a Solution
No, the periodic table represents the sodium ion (With 1 more proton than electron). So that means we have to combine it with some "negative" ion to "see" a sodium.
I also doubt that the periodic table represents an ion or an atom. I believe so because the only "atom"(full shell) is the inert gas(the last column). Others are all ions.
(But if it is wrong, the attempt of the solution would also be wrong.)
Sorry for the stupid question. I haven't taken any chem class in high school and now i am self-studying.