PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS QUESTION!!
Which element would react more with oxygen... sodium or carbon?
What does one element being a metal and one element being a non-metal have to do with anything?
i got as far as 'carbon needs 2 electrons to become stable, so it has to take some from the other elements, and some have more to give than others. some produce more energy, which makes a bigger reaction' i said this in more scientific terms of course, but thats essentially it. i dont understand what being a metal or nonmetal has to do with reactivity. thats really what i need help with.