How many electrons does boron have?
Boron atomic number 5 has five electrons in its ground state.
Commonly Boron will lose 3 electrons leaving 2 electrons in its most common ionic form.
The atomic number gives the number of protons. Protons which have a positive charge are balanced by an equal number of electrons in a neutral atom.
Boron number 5 has five protons and therefore as a neutral atom also has five electrons.
Boron has an electron configuration of
The most stable electron configuration for Boron is
Boron has five electrons.