Mention the elements of group 15. How is phosphorus different from nitrogen?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 7th Jun, 2016, 10:36: AM

Expert Answer:

Nitrogen,phosphorus, arsenic, antimony and bismuth.

Nitrogen-nitrogen triple bonds are much stronger than phosphorus-phosphorus triple bonds.

P-P single bonds are stronger than N-N single bonds.

Phosphorus can expand its valence shell to hold more than eight electrons, but nitrogen cannot.

P4 is less electronegative than nitrogen and phosphorus is more likely to exhibit positive oxidation numbers.

Common Oxidation Numbers of Phosphorus are -3, +3, and +5.

Answered by  | 7th Jun, 2016, 12:36: PM