Nitrogen (N)

Henry Klassen "Nitrogen: the element that keeps us alive"

Interesting facts about Nitrogen

1) Nitrogen is essential to life on Earth

2) The air we breathe is made up of 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen

3) Racers found out tires filled with nitrogen are better than oxygen

4) Nitrogen is the 7th most abundant element on Earth

5) Nitrogen is used to make fertilizers, nylon, dyes, and explosives

6) Our body is 3% nitrogen by weight

About Nitrogen

The symbol for Nitrogen is (N)

Atomic number is 7

Atomic mass is 14.007

The cost is 4 cents per 100 grams

Origin of name from Greek word nitrogen genes meaning nitre

Discovered by Daniel Rutherford in 1772

The density of nitrogen is 1.251g/l

More facts about Nitrogen

Melting point is -210c

Boiling point is -195.8c

Normal phase is gas

This element is a Nonmetal

My element belongs to the nitrogen family.

# of Protons 7

# of Neutrons 7

# of electrons 7