15) D

Number of N ≡ N bonds in reactants = 1

Total energy of N ≡ N bonds in reactants = 1 * x = x

Number of H – H bonds in reactants = 3

Total energy of H – H bonds in reactants = 3 x y = 3y

Number of N – H bonds in products = 3 x 2 = 6

Total energy of N – H bonds in products = 6 x z = 6z

Since the reaction is exothermic, Energy of products must be greater than energy of reactants.

Therefore, we get the inequality:

6z > x + 3y

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