# Reactivity of nitrogen oxygen compounds [closed]

I am supposed to find the most reactive compound among the following:

$\ce{NO, NO2, N2O, NO3-}$

Is $\ce{NO3-}$ the most reactive because it is an ion or doesn't it being an ion necessarily mean more reactive? Or is it related to the oxidation state of nitrogen?

• There is no such thing as the most reactive compound, unless you specify what is it going to react with. Depending on that, the answer can be almost anything. – Ivan Neretin Nov 17 '16 at 11:30
• @Ivan Isn't stability an index of reactivity? Surely that's independent of what the species are going to react with? [Have I overlooked something?] – paracetamol Nov 17 '16 at 11:38
• Maybe, but stability is not a thing either, unless you specify... – Ivan Neretin Nov 17 '16 at 11:39