# Question #90e91

Nov 24, 2017

$\text{3 electrons}$

#### Explanation:

Valence shell electronic configuration of nitrogen is ${\text{2s"^2 "2p}}^{3}$

Octet configuration is most stable electronic configuration.

So, to achieve stability it needs 3 electrons in $\text{2p}$ sub-shell

How do you write the noble-gas electron configuration for nitrogen?