What is the number of dots in the electron dot symbol of nitrogen?
In dinitrogen gas,
Two of these electrons are inner core, and do not participate in bonding. The remaining 5 electrons are the valence electrons, and 6 of these bind between the nitrogen nuclei together in forming chemical bonds.
Given that a single bond is composed of 2 electrons, the
If we look at nitrogen compounds, the simplest one is ammonia,
But nitrogen is a base, and has a formal lone pair, which is conceived to form a donative bond to
The nitrogen centre is now quaternized, and is depicted with a formal positive charge (6 electrons rather than the 7 required for neutrality).