Bromine and iodine also exist as gases at room temperature and standard pressure though their main forms are not gas.
Hydrogen is +1, and fluorine and chlorine are -1, so they'd happily bond. Hydrogen fluoride is a poisonous, colorless gas or liquid that becomes hydrofluoric acid in water. Likewise, hydrogen chloride becomes hydrochloric acid.
Oxygen is -2 and will bond with a couple of hydrogens, forming dihydrogen monoxide (water).
Nitrogen is -3 and will grab three hydrogens to become trihydrogen mononitride (ammonia), a colorless, irritating gas.
Other reactions that could occur would be oxygen bonding with itself to form O2 (breathable oxygen) and O3 (ozone), and nitrogen forming N2 (the normal nitrogen in air). In fact, most of the oxygen would already be double-bonded O2 and nitrogen triple-bonded N2, which they're very happy to be. It would take a spark to break them and get them to bond with the hydrogen.
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