Browse Questions

Which of the following reasons best describe why Nitrogen is anomalous in its behaviour compared to other elements of its group?

(1) It has a very small size

(2) It can form stable multiple bonds with itself, carbon and hydrogen

(3) It has high electronegativity

(4) It is unable to extend its covalency greater than 4 due to the absence of vacant d-orbitals in its valence shell

Answer: (1), (2), (3) and (4). All statements are true and the reasons behind Nitrogen's anomalous behaviour.