Nitrogen.001.pngNitrogen


Atomic Number:7

Protons:7

Electrons 7

Neutrons:7

Average Atomic Mass:14.007 amu

Isotopes:N-12,N-13,N-14,N-15,N-16,N-17,N-18,N-19,N-20

Discovery:This element was discovered in Scotland 1772 by a man named Daniel Rutherford.

Name: From the Greek words "nitrogen genes" meaning "niter" and "forming" and the Latin word "nitrum" (niter is a common name for potassium nitrate,KNO)

Uses: This element is used as an intert atmosphere in tanks of explosives liquid storage tanks,both in ground-based tanks and in ships Interesting Facts:Nitrogen gas makes up 78.1% of the volume of the Earth's air.

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