How do you determine the electron configuration for nitrogen?

1 Answer
Jun 23, 2017

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


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

# 1s^2 2s^2 2p^3 #