Lesson: Properties of Nitrogen Chemistry
In this lesson, we will learn how to describe and explain the properties and reactions of the element nitrogen.
Some of nitrogen’s physical properties and uses relate to the fact that nitrogen is inert and does not react easily. Why is nitrogen inert?
The inert nature of nitrogen gas () can be overcome by using powerful electric arcs to break the bonds between the two atoms. In an atmosphere of hydrogen and nitrogen, an electric arc causes ammonia gas () to be formed. What is the major product when an electric arc initiates a reaction in an atmosphere of nitrogen and excess oxygen?
Magnesium nitride reacts vigorously with water to form ammonia and magnesium hydroxide, according to the following reaction:
Which of the following numbers, in the right order, are the stoichiometric coefficients missing from the reaction equation?