Nitrogen is relatively inert as compared to phosphorus. Why?

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Because P-P single bond is much weaker than NN triple bond and the bond length of nitrogen is small and bond dissociation energy is very large which makes it inert and unreactive and thus phosphorus becomes more reactive.

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