How do you write/draw a Lewis structure for #N#?

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The Lewis structure of Nitrogen atom can be drawn if one knows the number of valence electrons of Nitrogen.

The electronic configuration of Nitrogen is 1#s^2# 2#s^2# 2#p^3#
The nitrogen atom has five electron present in 2s and 2p subshell and these electrons are called valence electrons.

Nitrogen atom has 5 valence electrons, so its Lewis dot symbol for N is

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This video shows how to use the periodic table to draw Lewis structures and figure out how many valence electrons an atom has.

Video from: Noel Pauller

Hope this helps!