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Account for the Following : N − N Single Bond is Weaker than P − P Single Bond. - Chemistry

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Account for the following :

N − N single bond is weaker than P − P single bond.

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Solution

N-N single bond is weaker than P-P bond due to smaller size of N as compared to P. Smaller size of N leads to smaller N-N bond length. As a result, the lone pair of electrons on the both the N atoms repel each other leading to unstability or weakening of N-N bond.

Concept: Concept of Group 15 Elements
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