How many valence electrons does nitrogen have?

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Aug 29, 2015

Five

The number of valence electrons is the number of electrons in the outer shell, that the atom uses for bonding. Nitrogen has 5 electrons in its n=2 (outer) shell.

There is a quick way of identifying the number of valence electrons - it is the same as the Group number (not for d-block elements, though). Nitrogen is in Group 5, so it has 5 outer shell electrons.

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