# How many electrons are in an isotope of nitrogen with 8 neutrons?

Sep 11, 2016

There are seven electrons in Nitrogen ${N}_{7}^{14}$

#### Explanation:

The number of neutrons does not affect the number of electrons.
The number of neutrons does affect the stability of the nucleus.
This affects the radioactivity of the atom.

The atomic number of Nitrogen is 7. This means that Nitrogen has 7 positive protons. The 7 positive protons attract 7 negative electrons in a neutral atom.

Therefore Nitrogen ${N}_{7}^{14}$ has seven electrons.