Assertion (A) Sodium chloride formed by the action of chlorine gas on sodium metal is a stable compound.
Reason (R) This is because sodium and chloride ions acquire octet in sodium chloride formation.
Choose the correct option.
A and R both are correct and R is the correct explanation of A
Assertion and reason both are correct and reason is the correct explanation of assertion,
Na(2, 8 1)+Cl(2, 8, 7)→NaCl(2,8)(2, 8, 8)
Here both Na+ and Cl− have complete octet hence NaCl is stable.