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nitrogen group

Pronunciation: ni'tro-jen grup

Definition: Five trivalent or quinquivalent elements the hydrogen compounds of which are basic and the oxyacids of which vary from monobasic to tetrabasic: nitrogen, phosphorus, arsenic, antimony, and bismuth.

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