Testing for Gases
What are the General Tests for Nitrogen Gas?
1) Nitrogen gas, N2(g) has no colour or smell.
2) Nitrogen gas has no effect on moist
or moist universal indicator paper - it is neutral.
3) Nitrogen gas will put out a lit splint.
What is the Specific Test for Nitrogen Gas?
There is no
specific test for nitrogen gas. It is
notable for its inertness (the triple bond makes it unreactive).
Nitrogen is sometimes used in gas chromatography.
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