Problem: What is the chemical formula for nitrogen?

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We are being asked to determine the chemical formula of nitrogen.

Recall that a chemical formula is a representation of the number of atoms in a compound. 

Nitrogen naturally occurs as a diatomic gas that consists of two atoms of the same element bonded thru a covalent bond.

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What is the chemical formula for nitrogen?

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