why are group 15 called "Pnictogens" ?

Asked by Hardik Chauhan | 19th Sep, 2012, 10:50: PM

Expert Answer:

The greek word pnigein means to cholk or stiffle.Which is property of molecular nitrogen in absence of oxygen.that is why group 15 elements are called nitrogen family or pnictogens.

Answered by  | 20th Sep, 2012, 11:25: AM

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