In the following questions, a statement of Assertion (A) followed by a statement of the reason (R) is given. Choose the correct option out of the choices given below each question.

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.
(i) A and R both are correct, and R is the correct explanation of A.
(ii) A and R both are correct, but R is not the correct explanation of A.
(iii) A is true but R is false.
(iv) A and R both are false.

Answers (1)

The answer is the option (i) A and R both are correct, and R is the correct explanation of A

Explanation:

Na+Cl\rightarrow NaCl

2,8,1    2,8,7       (2,8 X 2,8,8)

In NaCl, Sodium and Chlorine ions have complete octet. Therefore, NaCl is a stable compound.

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