How Many Valence Electrons Does A Nitrogen Atom Possess?

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How many valence electrons does a nitrogen atom possess?

Answer: N has 5 valence electrons.

Explanation

Valence electrons are electrons in the outer shell of an atom. These electrons take part in chemical bonding. In the case of nitrogen, we have 5 electrons in the outer shell so those electrons are also valence electrons.

The number of valence electrons often corresponds with the group in which the element is placed.

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