How does silver and nitrogen bond?

1 Answer
Sep 14, 2017

Answer:

#Ag_3N#

Nitrogen has multiple valence bonding states. In this case it is the #N^(-3)# form that combines ionically with three #Ag^+# atoms

Explanation:

It is formed when silver oxide or silver nitrate are dissolved in concentrated solutions of aqueous ammonia, Silver nitride #Ag_3N# is an explosive compound.
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ie00059a023