Nitrgoen Cycle: Environmental geology
Nitrgoen Cycle: Environmental geology GEOL 207
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Date Created: 03/01/16
GEOL 207 Nitrogen Nitrogen Cycle NOx NO3- = Nitrate - Plants - HNO3 -- > Nitric Acid - Fully oxidized form of nitrogen - 7 Million tons - In atmosphere from N-Oxides - Salts (fairly rare) o KNO3 o NaNO3 Guano (fossilized bird/bat poop) - Fertilizers - Explosives o Oxygen in Nitrate o HNO2 -- > Nitrite NO2 -- > Nitrogen Dioxide - Brown gas o Smog - Combustion o Car engines - NO -- > Nitrogen oxide or nitrogen monoxide - Colorless gas NH3 -- > ammonia NH4 -- > ammonium Organic Nitrogen - Amino acids - Protein - Urea N2O -- > Nitrous Oxide - Laughing gas - Greenhouse gas - Atmosphere o 99.9 % = N2 o - Aquatic o 95.2 % = N2 o 4.8 % 48% Organic 99.9% dead organisms 0.1 Living organisms 52% Inorganic - Land o 95.3% Organic 96% dead organic matter soil 4% Biomass 94% plants 4% microorganisms 2% animals
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