# Question #6daa1

Aug 10, 2017

This makes Nitrogen gas (${N}_{2}$) very unreactive.
Nitrogen gas is more reactive than the noble gases. ${N}_{2}$ has two sets of paired electrons that can be used in chemical reactions (Each Nitrogen atom has a set of paired electrons) Paired electrons are stable. However bacteria have found ways of attacking these paired electrons to change atmospheric Nitrogen into Nitrates and Nitrites ($N {O}_{3} , N {O}_{2}$.