Element: Nitrogen

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Element: Nitrogen

HISTORYNitrogen was discovered in 1772 by Daniel Rutherford.It was discovered in Edinburgh, Scotland.The name is derived from the Greek 'nitron' and 'genes' meaning nitre forming.

PropertiesAtomic Number:7Atomic Mass:14.01Melting Point:−210.0°CBoiling Point:−195.795°CNumber of Protons/Electrons: 7Number of Neutrons: 7Classification:Non-metal Color: no color or odorDensity: NTP:1.165kg/m^3STP:1.2506kg/m^3


Discoverer: Daniel Rutherford

liquid nitrogen

Solid nitrogen at -212 degrees celsius

gases in the atmosphere

Nitrogen is used as an assist gas for laser cutting applications.

Nitrogen can help propel liquids through pipelines.

Immersion freezing in liquid nitrogen is the fastest freezing method known for producing Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) foods.

Nitrogen makes up 78% of the atmosphere.

Nitrogen makes ammonia, which is used to make fertilizer, explosives and other materials.

Ammonia is a colorless gas with a strong odor that can be used in disinfectants.

Nitrogen is used in controlling pollution.

Nitrogen can be used for a lot of things, such as making fertilizer.

Nitrogen is used to prevent oxidation of the metal during the 3-D printing process.


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