Why do we call N2O5 as dinitrogen pentoxide while P2O5 as phosphorous pentoxide

Asked by  | 24th Sep, 2008, 10:14: PM

Expert Answer:

We call N2O5 as dinitrogen pentoxide while P2O5 as phosphorous pentoxide because nitrogen exit in diatomic form while P does not.

Answered by  | 25th Sep, 2008, 09:35: AM

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