Can you explain why is valency of N2 Is 3 though there are 2 atoms of N in N2 molecule

Asked by Tejas Kulkarni | 13th Jan, 2014, 05:57: PM

Expert Answer:

The atomic number of nitrogen is 7. It's electronic configuration is (2, 5). It requires 3 electrons to complete its outermost shell (Valence shell).

The valency of nitrogen in Nis three since each nitrogen atom participates in three bonds.

For nitrogen molecule as a whole, valency is zero.

Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 13th Jan, 2014, 07:31: PM

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