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A metal ‘X’ is present in chlorophyll. Identify the metal ‘X’. write the reaction of this metal with N2.

A metal ‘X’ is present in chlorophyll. Identify the metal ‘X’. write the reaction of this metal with N2.

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
8 years ago
In chlorophyll the central ion is magnesium, and the large organic molecule is a porphyrin. The porphyrin contains four nitrogen atoms that form bonds to magnesium in a square planar arrangement.
The metal present in chlorophyll is magnesium
Reaction with nitrogen
Mg+ N2 ------>Mg3N2

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