A nitrogen atom's appearance consists of a nucleus that's surrounded by one orbital containing two electrons and a second orbital containing five electrons. The total number of electrons in one atom of nitrogen can be de... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

One neutral atom of nitrogen has seven protons, seven neutrons and seven electrons. This element is found in group 15 and period 2 of the Periodic Table of the Elements. It has an atomic weight of 14.007 amu. More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

Nitrogen can hybridize in the sp2 or sp3 state, depending on if it is bonded to two or three atoms, respectively. With both sp2 and sp3 hybridization, there is a pair of lone electrons on the nitrogen atom that does not ... More » Science Chemistry
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