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Nitrogen forms a large no. of oxides than Phosphorous. Explain.

Nitrogen forms a large no. of oxides than Phosphorous. Explain.

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Gaurav
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7 years ago
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N due to smaller size can form effective pi –pi multiple bonds while this ability to form multiple p-pi – p-pi multiple bonds decreases down the group due to increase in atomic radii. Thus N forms large number of oxides as compare to P.

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