Nitrogen in Soils?

Answer Every gardener knows the importance of nitrogen in the soil to keep their plants growing healthy and strong. But there's much more to nitrogen than meets the eye. Nitrogen occurs in all living orga... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Nitrogen in Soils

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 »

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 »

Soils & Nutrients?

The types of soils and nutrients they contain affect the growth of plants. Scientists describe soils according to how much sand and other particles are present. Soil nutrients include minerals, non... Read More »