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How do charges work with elements loosing/receiving electrons? - Natthe - 05-10-2018

Hello! I'm in my first week of college, and I'm a bit confused.


So as I understand it, if an atom gains an electron, then it becomes negatively charged, vise versa. So I was told that if Na gains an electron, then it becomes negatively charged. But also because Na is in the first column, shouldn't it have a positive charge to start? So if it gains an electron, wouldn't that make it neutrally charged, (1-1=0), not negatively charged? Right? Am I missing something?

Thank you!