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Exlpain why dinotrogen, N2, is a very stable molecule, but ethyne, C2H2, is very reactive. Note that both molecules have triple bonds.

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With five electrons in its outer shell, the nitrogen atom seeks three more to form a stable molecule. Consequently, two nitrogen atoms forming a molecule arrange to share ...

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The expert explains why dinotrogen, a very stable molecule, can be very reactive to ethyne. The triple bonds in the molecules are analyzed.