What is meant by co-valency of nitrogen? What is the co-valency of nitrogen in N(2)O(5) [dinitrogen pentoxide]?

Asked by Maharnab Mitra | 13th Nov, 2013, 04:37: PM

Expert Answer:

The number of covalent bonds (characterized by shared pairs of electrons), that nitrogen atom can make with other atoms in forming the chemical compounds is called the covalency of nitrogen.

The covalency of nitrogen in N2O5 is four.

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 14th Nov, 2013, 09:12: AM

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