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Pnictogen Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Pnictogen

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Pnictogens are members of the nitrogen group of elements.

Pnictogens are members of the nitrogen group of elements.

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Pnictogen Definition: a member of the nitrogen group of elements, Group 15 of the periodic table (formerly numbered as Group V or Group VA). This group consists of nitrogen, phosphorus, arsenic, antimony, bismuth, and ununpentium. Binary compound from this group are termed pnictides. The pnictogens are noted for their ability to form stable compound, thanks to their tendency to form double and triple covalent bonds.

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