N2 + Si SiN2

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

Si0 + 4 e- Si-IV (reduction)

2 N0 - 4 e- 2 NII (oxidation)

Si is an oxidizing agent, N2 is a reducing agent.


  • N2
    • Names: Dinitrogen source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Nitrogen (compressed gas) source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Nitrogen (liquified) source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: Odourless colourless compressed gas source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Odourless colourless extremely cold liquid source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
  • Si
    • Names: Silicon source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Si source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Element 14 source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Steel-grey crystals or black-to-brown amorphous powder source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Black to gray, lustrous, needle-like crystals. [Note: The amorphous form is a dark-brown powder.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02


  • SiN2