Class 10 Chemistry Carbon and Its Compounds Bonding in Nitrogen

Bonding in Nitrogen:

Nitrogen has the atomic number 7 and has five electrons in its outermost shell.

This shell needs to either acquire or lose electrons three electrons to attain noble gas configuration of Neon.

So each atom of nitrogen shares three electrons with other atom of nitrogen to attain the nearest noble gas configuration.

The shared pair of electrons between the nitrogen atoms constitutes a triple bond between them and is also represented by three parallel lines between the two atoms as shown in figure and exists as N2 molecule.

 

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