What are the oxidation states of nitrogen?

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Feb 17, 2017

Answer:

Oxidation states range from #N(-III)# to #N(V+)#......

Explanation:

Nitrogen is #-III# in ammonia, and #+V# in #NO_3^(-)#. We have #N(+II)# in #NO#, and #N(+IV)# in #NO_2#. Nitride anion is #-III#, and nitrogen is #-II# in hydrazine, #H_2N-NH_2#. Of course the common oxidation state is #0# in #"dinitrogen"#.