Group 15

The Nitrogen Family

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Periodic Table

This is Group 15 on the periodic table
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The Elements in Group 15

Nitrogen (N)

Phosphorus (P)

Arsenic (As)

Antimony (Sb)

Bismuth (Bi)


Nitrogen (N)

Atomic Number - 7

Atomic Mass - 14 amu

5 Valance Electrons

Element type - Non Metal


Nitrogen is used to make fertilisers, nitric acid, nylon, dyes and explosives


Daniel Rutherford is the person who discovered Nitrogen

Phosphorus (P)

Atomic Number - 15

Atomic Mass - 31 amu

5 Valance Electrons

Element type - Non Metal


Phosphorus is used in flares and incendiary devices.


Hennig Brand discovered Phosphorous

Arsenic (As)

Atonic Number - 33

Atomic Mass - 75 amu

5 Valance Electrons

Element type - Metalloid


Arsenic is used in poison, conducts electricity, semiconductors


Who discovered it is unknown

Antimony (Sb)

Atomic Number - 51

Atomic Mass - 121 amu

5 Valance Electrons

Element type - Metalliod


Antimony is used to harden lead, plastics, chemicals


It is not know who discovered this element

Bismuth (Bi)

Atomic Number - 83

Atomic Mass - 209 amu

5 Valance Electrons

Element type - Metal


Bismuth is used in pharmaceuticals, fuses


Claude Francois Geoffroy is the person who discovered Bismuth

What they all have in common

All in the Nitrogen family of atoms

All have 5 valance electron