How do I test for nitrogen gas?

Answer The most plentiful gas in the atmosphere is nitrogen (N2). It constitutes about 75 to 80 percent of the air we breathe. Nitrogen does not react easily with other compounds because it is held togeth... Read More »

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Do Plants Use Nitrogen to Make Nitrogen Gas?

Nitrogen, or N2, is the most abundant gas in Earth's atmosphere. It's also an essential nutrient for life; the form found in the atmosphere, however, is relatively inert and thus difficult for plan... Read More »

What holds a molecule of nitrogen gas to another nitrogen?

Two nitrogen atoms combine to form a single molecule of nitrogen gas through the formation of three covalent bonds, one sigma and two pi. The atoms share six electrons creating a strong bond, and t... Read More »

What do nitrogen fixing bacteria do to nitrogen?

Nitrogen fixing bacteria change nitrogen from the air into nitrogen compounds such as ammonia, nitrate, and nitrogen dioxide. They do so, through two living arrangements. One's as free living bacte... Read More »

Uses for Nitrogen Gas?

Nitrogen makes up 78 percent of the earth's atmosphere and can be found in all living organisms. It is a key ingredient in amino acids and proteins, which are essential to functions in the body suc... Read More »