Pnictogens- Group 15 (VA)

Atoms and Molecules - Periodic Table

The pnictogen group, or nitrogen group, is located in column 15 of the periodic table. This family consists of the elements nitrogen, phosphorus, arsenic, antimony, bismuth, and ununpentium (N, P, As, Sb, Bi, and Uup, respectively). Each member of this family contains five valence electrons. Due to these valence electrons, the members of Group 15 are able to form double and triple bonds. Elemental nitrogen is a diatomic molecule held together by a triple bond.

 

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The pnictogens are located in Group 15 of the periodic table.

 

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