# How do you determine the electron configuration for nitrogen?

Jun 23, 2017

Place Nitrogen's 7 electrons into the electron orbitals starting from the lowest energy level and working upwards. $1 {s}^{2} 2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{3}$

#### Explanation:

Nitrogen number 7 has seven total electrons.

The first two elections go into the 1 s orbital

the next two electrons go into the 2s orbital

The last three electrons go into the 2p orbitals

$1 {s}^{2} 2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{3}$