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Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097

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Steven S. Zumdahl
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Textbook Problem

What is nitrogen fixation? Give some examples of nitrogen fixation.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The definition of nitrogen fixation and some examples of this process are to be stated.

Concept introduction: Nitrogen fixation is a chemical process that alters the atmospheric nitrogen into other nitrogen containing compounds.

To explain: The term nitrogen fixation with some examples.

Explanation

Explanation

The process by which nitrogen (N2) is transformed either by industrial or natural means into other nitrogen containing compounds is known as nitrogen fixation.

The most common example of nitrogen fixation is formation of ammonia by Haber process. The reaction of formation of ammonia by Haber process,

N2(g)+3H2(g)2NH3(g)

This ammonia is used as fertilizers

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