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  • Nitrogen Research Paper

    Nitrogen (N₂) is a colorless, odorless, largely inert gas with a hexagonal structure that is essential to life on earth. This nonmetal is number seven on the periodic table; in its neutral state, it has seven protons, seven neutrons, seven electrons, and an average atomic mass of 14.0067 amu. The electron configuration of this element in ground state is 2-5. Its discovery, safety, availability, and uses are important in understanding this element and its significance. Nitrogenous compounds are present in all living things and fossil fuels. However, it took years for humanity to discover the element. Nitrogen had been manufactured in the days of Ancient Egypt in the form of ammonium chloride, (NH4Cl) or sal ammonia as it was known to alchemists,…

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  • Nitrogen (N)-Low Research Paper

    Nitrogen (N) - Low ~ Answer the following questions in complete sentences. Your answers will be based on your soil test results, what you have learned in class and independent research. ~ 1. Why is nitrogen important in soil? What does nitrogen do for the soil? ~Nitrogen is so important because it is a major component of chlorophyll, which plants use to photosynthesize. It is also a major component of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. Without proteins, plants wither and die. Some…

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  • Nitrogen Cycle Research Paper

    atmosphere is composed of 78% nitrogen, but it cannot be used in its atmospheric form. Nitrogen is also found in sedimentary rock and bodies of water. Although the element is abundant it must be converted into a different form prior to entering the biosphere. To be cycled in the biosphere, nitrogen (N2) is converted into a usable form by nitrogen fixing bacteria found in legumes. When nitrogen moves from the atmosphere into the lithosphere Rhizobium bacteria living in symbiosis with these…

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  • The Haber Process: Hydrogen And Nitrogen

    The Haber process In modern society mankind relies on industrial chemistry processes. This industrial chemistry process is known as “The Haber Process” it is responsible for the production of the compound ammonia; which is accountable for the world’s consumption of natural gas (BBC, 2014). The Haber process is the method of synthesizing the compound of ammonia which is produced from Hydrogen (H2) and Nitrogen (N2) gas (Sinha, 2014). In 1909 a German named Fritz Haber developed the compound of…

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  • Nitrogen Cycling Lab Report

    Nitrogen cycling is a vital factor in how plants and organisms survive in ecosystems. Different genes in bacteria DNA allows for NO₃, in plants, to be converted to N₂ without releasing N₂O into the atmosphere. With a better understanding of which gene can convert N₂O to N₂, people can have a better understanding of what factors affect the nitrogen cycle. The genes that are responsible for converting NO₃ to N₂ are nirk, cnor, qnor, and nosz. Nosz is responsible for coding enzymes to convert N₂O…

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  • The Effect Of Bioturbation Effects On Nitrogen Cycling Processes

    Bioturbation effects on sediment properties also impact nitrogen cycling processes. In general, bioturbation increases nitrification activity by increasing the proportion of oxic sediment in which nitrification can occur (Fig.2) (Sayama and Kurihara, 1983, Tuominen et al., 1999, Welsh, 2003, Nielsen et al., 2004). Rates of denitrification also tend to be higher (Gilbert et al., 1995, Ieno et al., 2006) as bioturbation promotes coupled nitrification-denitrification (Kristensen and Blackburn,…

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  • Taking A Look At Acid Rain

    1.1 Introduction/ what is Acid Rain? Acid rain, or acid precipitation is a term used to describe any form of precipitation with a pH of less than 5.6. In recent years, the effects of acid rain are being experienced on a global scale with widespread environmental effects. Primarily, acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the combustion of fossil fuels. However, even pure rainwater is slightly acidic (pH of 5.6-6.5) due to the reaction between H2O…

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  • The Importance Of Nutrients In Plants

    transfer the nutrients. Once in a while, modifying improper watering technique will eradicate nutrient deficiency indications in the soil. Second, the pH of the soil must be within a definite range for nutrients to be release-able from the soil particles. Third, the temperature of the soil must drop within the range for nutrient reception to occur. The ideal range of pH, moisture and temperature is dissimilar for different type of plants. Knowledge of history, texture, and soil pH, and can be…

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  • The Positive Consequences Of Hydroponic Food Production

    getting the proper ratio of nutrients. (Daniel, Rodriguez and Rojas) Hydroponic farming procedures. The most important aspects of growing plants hydroponically is the nutrients solution formulation will covered. (Arteca 558). The plants are grown in the an inert, sterile growing medium and fed mixture of water and nutrients. That coupled with the fact that it has all the specific nutrients, air and water it could ever want, means a plant can grow at a previously unheard of rate (Resh pp21-23).…

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  • The Aurora Borealis

    they found it easier to understand and discover just how the auroras worked. “When a major solar storm buffets Earth 's magnetic field, it causes some parts of this field to rearrange itself, like rubber bands pulled to their breaking point. This releases energy that causes powerful currents of particles to flow from distant parts of the magnetic field, into the atmosphere(Odenwald).” Dr. Stein Odenwald also states, “Once they reach a charged layer of the atmosphere called the ionosphere, they…

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