Day 7: Interesting Facts About NitrogenAtomic Symbol: N; Atomic Number: 7; Atomic Mass: 14.0067 
Nitrogen composes 78.1% of the Earth’s air by volume and about 3% of a human’s body by weight.
Dinitrogen (N2) has the strongest chemical bond and is highly unreactive, due to its strong triple-bond, stable electron configuration, and lack of dipole moment. This bond can only be broken when it is reduced by metals such as Lithium, to form Lithium Nitride (Li3N).
It can be found or used in foods, coolants, gunpowder, rocket fuels, fertilizers, cleaning supplies, scuba tanks, generators and biological processes.
Nitrogen in the from of Nitrogen Trifluoride plays a role in the Greenhouse Effect, while poisonous Nitrogen Dioxide is a key element in smog.
Image: Liquid nitrogen is being poured into a beaker.

Day 7: Interesting Facts About Nitrogen
Atomic Symbol: N; Atomic Number: 7; Atomic Mass: 14.0067 

  1. Nitrogen composes 78.1% of the Earth’s air by volume and about 3% of a human’s body by weight.
  2. Dinitrogen (N2) has the strongest chemical bond and is highly unreactive, due to its strong triple-bond, stable electron configuration, and lack of dipole moment. This bond can only be broken when it is reduced by metals such as Lithium, to form Lithium Nitride (Li3N).
  3. It can be found or used in foods, coolants, gunpowder, rocket fuels, fertilizers, cleaning supplies, scuba tanks, generators and biological processes.
  4. Nitrogen in the from of Nitrogen Trifluoride plays a role in the Greenhouse Effect, while poisonous Nitrogen Dioxide is a key element in smog.

Image: Liquid nitrogen is being poured into a beaker.

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    the liquid nitrogen demo was pretty cool today right? i liked when he shattered the bouncy ball against the wall lmao...
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    Regarding point #2. There is a LOT of fascinating chemistry revolving around transition metal catalyzed cleavage of N2....
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