How the Nitrogen Cycle functions on Earth
Nitrogen Cycle description
Nitrogen is found naturally in the atmosphere. When a lightning bolt comes along and strikes something, it breaks down bacteria and settles in the soil. The plants absorb nitrogen and animals that feed off plants consume nitrogen through eating said plants. When an animal either defecates or dies the Nitrogen is deposited into the soil and becomes ammonia (NH3). While in the soil it undergoes Nitrification, and becomes Nitrite. It undergoes the process again to become Nitrate. It's an extremely important element to all life forms on Earth.
Imagining life without Nitrogen
Since nitrogen is so important to plants, providing a base for amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids, plants themselves would not be able to live. Without plants the entire world would be uninhabitable because they make oxygen for humans to breathe in. So without Nitrogen we would not be able to live.
Nitrogen is VERY IMPORTANT
Periodic Table #7
With an atomic mass of around 14, Nitrogen is relatively light
The Nitrogen molecule is simply made up of two Nitrogen atoms, hence N2
Nitrogen Ice Cream
Nitrogen is often used to make foods such as ice cream and cocktails in fine dining
Made By: Alex Chong, Andrew Cook