# What are the two conditions under which nitrogen will react with oxygen?

Dec 26, 2017

High temperatures and high pressures

#### Explanation:

In high temperatures, like near lightning bolts, nitrogen gas (${N}_{2}$) reacts with oxygen gas in the air (${O}_{2}$) to create nitrogen monoxide ($N O$).

${N}_{2} + {O}_{2} \to 2 N O$

Source:

http://chemistry.elmhurst.edu/vchembook/307nitrogen.html