Testing for Gases

The Test for Nitrogen Gas,  N2(g).

1)  Nitrogen gas has no colour or smell.

2)  Nitrogen gas has no effect on moist litmus paper
or moist
universal indicator paper - it is neutral.

3)  Nitrogen gas will put out a lit splint.


Specific Test.

There is no specific test for nitrogen.
It is notable for its inertness (the triple bond makes it unreactive).
Nitrogen is sometimes used in gas chromatography.

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