Does Lithium react with nitrites? A. yes B. no C. may be D. may

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Does Lithium react with nitrites?

A. yes

B. no

C. may be

D. may not be

This question was addressed to me in examination.

This intriguing question comes from s-Block Elements topic in division s-Block Elements of Chemistry – Class 11

Right answer is A. yes

For explanation I would say: Yes, Lithium which is unlike the other alkali metals, reacts with nitrogen to form the nitride six moles of lithium combine with one mole of a nitrogen atom, in order to form two moles of lithium nitride.