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Nitrogen Oxide Bonding

SATCHM-V3KZT4

I. When nitrogen $(N_2)$ reacts with oxygen $(O_2)$ the compound $NO_2$ can be formed as a product.

BECAUSE

II. Nitrogen atoms donate four electrons to form $N^{4+}$ ions and oxygen atoms gain two electrons to form $O^{2-}$ ions when nitrogen and oxygen form an ionic bond.

A

Statement I is true, Statement II is true

B

Statement I is true, Statement II is false

C

Statement I is false, Statement II is true

D

Statement I is false, Statement II is false

E

Statement I is true, Statement II is true and is a correct explanation of the phenomena described in I