# Question #ce2b6

Sep 9, 2017

It is some what like this *

#### Explanation:

As nitrogen has its outer shell valence 5 it needs more 3 electrons to become stable therefore , it becomes stable by covalently bonding with another nitrogen atom . The outer shell becomes stable when both the nitrogen atoms shares 3 electrons with each other like done in the above diagram . The above diagram is dot and CROSS structure (as it is easy to understand I showed you this )

This diagram below is the electron dot diagram (lewis dot structure).

(![https://d2jmvrsizmvf4x.cloudfront.net/oBGNWKWZTWmfkIQv1CP1_images+%281%29.png)

As there are three pairs of electrons shared it is called triple bond .
That is -
$: N \equiv N :$