A Level Chemistry 9701/13/O/N/19 Q36
Nitrogen gas is unreactive, whereas oxygen gas and chlorine gas are reactive.
Which statements help to explain this difference?
1 The two N atoms in an N2 molecule are held together by a very strong triple bond.
2 The triple bond between two N atoms is not polar. The bonds in O2 and Cl 2 are polar.
3 The atoms in N2 have a full outer shell of electrons. The atoms in O2 and Cl 2 do not have a full outer shell of electrons.