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Asked Sep 27, 2019

How do plants get their nitrogen from the air ? 

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Plants do not get their nitrogen directly from the air. Plants take nitrogen from the soil by absorption through their roots as amino acids, nitrate ions, nitrite ions, or ammonium ions.

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Although nitrogen is the most abundant element in the air, every nitrogen atom in the air is triple bonded to another nitrogen atom to form molecular nitrogen. This triple bond is very strong and very hard to break (it takes energy to...

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