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# How many electrons does a nitrogen atom need to gain in order to attain noble-gas electrons configuration?

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Q: How many electrons does a nitrogen atom need to gain in order to attain noble-gas electrons configuration?
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### How many electrons does nitrogen give up to achieve noble gas electron configuration?

nitrogen should give 5 electrons (or better gain 3 electrons) to attain noble gas configuration.

### How many electrons does neon need?

Nitrogen has 5 valence electrons. It needs three more to attain noble gas configuration (of that of neon)

### What is the different ways in which atoms try to attain the electronic configuration of noble gasses with an example?

Metals like sodium,potassium get noble gas configuration by losing electrons. Elements like nitrogen,oxygen get noble gas configuration by gaining electrons. Halogens get noble gas configuration by sharing electrons.

### How many electrons would a neutral atom of nitrogen need to lose in order to have a full valence electron shell?

Since nitrogen is a non-metal with five electrons in its valence shell, it will gain three electrons to attain a stable electronic configuration. So its valency is -3.

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### How do you get a noble gas configuration?

Atoms lose or gain or share electrons and tend to attain noble gas configuration

### Is the elecron configuration of an atom related to its tendency to give up or gain electrons during a chemical reaction?

Yes. If there are 1 to 3 valence electrons in an atom, then generally those elements will lose these electrons to attain noble gas configuration. If there are 5 to 7 valence electrons, then generally those elements will gain electrons to attain noble gas configuration.

### How many electrons must be lost given the following atoms Ca Mg Ba Be to attain Noble gas?

To attain the noble gas configuration, Ca would have to lose 2 electrons, Mg would have to lose 2 electrons, Ba would have to lose 2 electrons, and Be would have to lose 2 electrons.

### How many atoms does a phoshorus atom need to attain a noble gas configuration?

Phosphorus should gain 3 electrons and form P3- ion to attain a noble gas configuration

### How many electrons must be gained or lost for calcium to attain a noble-gas electron configuration?

two electrons lost

### Why are two molecules of oxygen more stable than three molecules of oxygen?

This is because in nitrogen the 2p subshells are filled by 3 electrons which is half filled electronic configuration. But oxygen has to lose an electron to attain the half filled electronic electronic configuration. Hence nitrogen is more stable than oxygen.

### Metals tend to gain electrons to attain the electron configuration of noble gases?

true, just not for Boron witch tries to gain 6 electrons for a stable arrangement