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If an atom of nitrogen binds with three hydrogen atoms to form a molecule of ammonia, how many lone pairs of electrons does nitrogen have?

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mishy

Nitrogen is an element in group 15 of the periodic table. It has five electrons in its outer shell and each one of these is used in a bond with hydrogen. In the formation of ammonia, three of these electrons are used in bonding leaving a single pair of lone electrons remaining.

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