Is nitrogen reactive?
Nitrogen has low reactivity levels due to the fact that it, in
itself, is not reactive nor does it easily join with other elements
to become reactive.
aye id say so mate
I think atomic nitrogen is pretty reactive. However, if you have multiple nitrogen atoms, they generally form nitrogen molecules, which consist of two atoms of nitrogen. This molecule is not very reactive, because it has a valence shell filled with electrons. (Forms a sp3 hybridization, filling that up completely with 8 electrons and filling the remaining 1s, 1s and 2s orbitals with the remaining 6).
Chemical nitrogen 1 it is pure as it does not have any inert gases. 2 it is lighter compared to atmospheric nitrogen. 3 it is highly reactive. Atmospheric nitrogen 1 it has 1% inert gases. 2 it is heavier than chemical nitrogen due to the dust particles. 3 it is less reactive because of the inert gases.
Nitrogen (N2) is less reactive than fluorine (F2) because the triple bond in diatomic nitrogen requires much more energy to break than the single bond in diatomic fluorine. This means that there is a much greater energy requirement to dissociate two nitrogen atoms from each other than two fluorine atoms, making nitrogen far less reactive than fluorine.
The inert or noble gases are on the far side of the periodic table in group 18. Nitrogen is not a noble gas nor in that group. You give three choices, inert, nonreactive, and reactive. Essentially, "inert" and "nonreactive" are the same thing. Even if you didn't know the answer to this question on a test, you can automatically eliminate these choices since they are the same answer, and they both can't be correct (assuming…
Firstly, N2 is treated sometimes as an inert gas as it is used to create an inert atmosphere so that no reactions take place. But nitrogen has many compounds as it is more chemically reactive than helium or any other inert gases. Its compounds: e.g. Ammonia, Nitric Acid etc. More on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrogen