Q. 374.2( 5 Votes )

Using electron-dot diagrams which show only the outermost shell electrons, show how a molecule of nitrogen, N2, is formed from two nitrogen atoms. What name is given to this type of bonding? (Atomic number of nitrogen is 7)

Answer :

The number of electrons in the outer most shell of the nitrogen is 5 so, to achieve the 8-electron structure of an inert gas, it needs 3 more electrons and hence combines with another nitrogen atom to form a molecule of nitrogen gas.

This type of bonding is called covalent bonding.

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