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why does nitrogen show -3 oxidation state and the other p block elements do not show -3 O.S..

why does nitrogen show -3 oxidation state and the other p block elements do not show -3 O.S..

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manasa
18 Points
8 years ago
due to small size and high electronegativity nitrogen forms Nitride ion N3- with highly electropositive elements

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