Problem: In neutral molecules, how many bonds are commonly formed by nitrogen?A. 5      B. 4      C. 3      D. 2      E. 1

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We are asked how many bonds are commonly formed by nitrogen. We can determine that by looking at the valence electrons. 


We can determine the number of valence electrons based on the group number. 

Nitrogen → Group 5A → 5 valence electrons. 


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In neutral molecules, how many bonds are commonly formed by nitrogen?

A. 5      B. 4      C. 3      D. 2      E. 1

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