# Is nitrogen gas a compound?

It is not a compound. Nitrogen gas is a diatomic element with the formula $\text{N"_2}$.
A compound is composed of two or more elements chemically bonded. Nitrogen is an element, not a compound. It is found in nature as nitrogen gas, also called dinitrogen, with the chemical formula $\text{N"_2}$, and makes up 78% of the atmosphere.