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N
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Nitrogen

Element density: 1.25 g/L
Electron configuration:

[He]2s22p3

Oxidation states: +1,2,3,4,5/-1,2,3

Major edges

What are these symbols?
K401

Considerations

The N K-edge shows rich fine structure and chemical shifts identifying local bonding effects. Nitrogen can be mobile under the beam and can show rapid change of concentration under a focused beam. Nitrogen in Si-oxynitride has been shown to pile up in front of a scanned beam.

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