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Chapter 11, Problem 12E
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What is nitrogen fixation?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Nitrogen fixation is to be defined.

Concept Introduction:

A substance made up of the combination of two or more different elements is known as compound.

Explanation of Solution

During lightning, enough energy is available to break the triple bond of nitrogen, such that nitrogen is converted into nitrogen oxides. These oxides react with water to give nitrous acid or nitric acid, which, in soil, makes nitrate. Plants use these nitrates to grow.

N2 + O(Lightning) Thunder 2NO(Nitric Oxide) 2NO + O<

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