Science, Tech, Math › Science Where Is Nitrogen Found on the Periodic Table? Share Flipboard Email Print Science Chemistry Periodic Table Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated September 05, 2018 Where Is Nitrogen Found On The Periodic Table? Nitrogen's location in the periodic table of the elements. Todd Helmenstine Nitrogen is the seventh element on the periodic table. It is located in period 2 and group 15. It is at the top of the periodic table, between carbon and oxygen. Nitrogen Family Nitrogen and the elements directly below it on the table are the nitrogen family. The other elements in the family are phosphorus, arsenic, antimony, bismuth, and moscovium. Elements in this group are characterized by having 5 valence electrons. This gives rise to their other name -- the pentels.