Nitrogen

Riley Brown

Backround Information

  • symbol is N
  • atomic number is 7
  • atomic weight is 14.0067
  • periodic group number 15
  • periodic period number 2
  • colorless
  • non-metallic

HIstory

  • Discovered by Daniel Rutherford
  • In 1772
  • In Scottland

Uses

Nitrogen is used in...

  • Fertilizer
  • Food
  • Explosives

What is it like?

Nitrogen is...

  • colorless
  • odorless
  • inert
  • gas or liquid

Biology- NItrogen and Humans

  • The Nitrogen cycle is very important in nature
  • Nitrogen is one of the key component in proteins

Geology- Nitrogen and the Universe

  • Nitrogen makes up 78% of the earths atmosphere in volume
  • The atmosphere of Mars contains less than 3% of Nitrogen

Properties

density is 1026 kg

boiling point is 77.36

Intresting Facts

  • Nitrogen is so inert it was named Azote which means "without life"
  • when heated it combines directly with Magnesium, Lithium, and Calcium
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