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NITROGEN CHEMISTRY


Following a request for more information and links about the chemistry of nitrogen, here is some stuff to be going on with:

Nitrogen compounds include Nitrous Oxide (N2O) which is laughing gas, a curious substance known for its anaesthetic/euphoric properties, (it was even illegal in some places!). Nitrous Oxide is also used for a turbo-boost type of effect to make fast cars go even faster for a quick burst.

Nitric Oxide is a poisonous gas and not the same thing at all! However it has positive uses such as muscle-building, as in Xtreme NO (Nitrogen Monoxide)

Nitrogen Dioxide is NO2 which is different again. It's associated with smog.

Nitric Acid is strong stuff which dissolves most metals and can soon get limescale off toilets, baths, etc and will sometimes dissolve the toilet/bath etc too.

Nitrogen in various organic forms plays a major part in biochemistry!

Nitroglycerine is a compound with three Nitrogen-Oxygen groups hanging on a Glycerol molecule. This isn't very stable so has a notorious tendency to go Bang!

Here are a few Nitrogenous links:

http://www.holley.com/

http://www.webelements.com/webelements/elements/text/N/comp.html

http://www.apnet.com/no/

http://lasp.colorado.edu/snoe/

http://www.ultranet.com/~jkimball/BiologyPages/N/NitrogenCycle.html

http://www.pafko.com/history/h_s_n2.html

http://www.haz-map.com/heptox2B.htm

http://www.indiaagronet.com/indiaagronet/Manuers_fertilizers/contents/nitrogenous_fertilizers.htm

Xtreme NO - muscle-building Nitric Oxide

http://www.resort.com/~banshee/Info/N2O/N2O.html

http://www.kb-silvolite.com/page14.htm

http://helios.bto.ed.ac.uk/bto/microbes/nitrogen.htm

http://es.epa.gov/ncer_abstracts/grants/99/computing/whalen.html

http://www.ch.ic.ac.uk/mim/environmental/html/nitroglyc_text.htm

http://www.cardio.com/articles/nitrogly.htm

http://pearl1.lanl.gov/periodic/elements/7.html (gone)