# What is the electron configuration of a nitrogen atom?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 3, 2017

#### Explanation:

We need to find which period the element is in, and then which group it is in.

The

The

Now we move onto the p-block in period 2. This means that our element will start with

Since nitrogen is the third element (behind boron and carbon), we have the exponent 3 after the 2p.

The configuration is

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