Valence Electrons in Nihonium (Nh)

Calculate the number of valence electrons in Nihonium using its electron configuration step by step.

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Valence Electrons in Nihonium

Determine the number of valence electrons in Nihonium (Nh, Element 113)

Step 1: Look up the electronic configuration for Nihonium

The abbreviated (condensed) ground electronic configuration for Nihonium is:

[Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p1

Calculate Electronic Configuration for Nihonium

Step 2: Identify the outermost electrons using the electronic configuration

Electrons in atomic orbitals outside the [Rn] core are the outermost electrons:

5f14 6d10 7s2 7p1

Step 3: Use the principle quantum number to identify the valence electrons

Extract the principle quantum number, n, and number of electrons from the electron configuration:

Electron ConfigurationnOrbitalNumber of Electrons

The outermost electrons with the largest principal quantum number (in this case, n = 7) are valence electrons.


Nihonium (Nh) has 3 (2 + 1) valence electrons.

Lewis Dot for Nh