Nitrogen is a colourless and odourless gas, the main component of the Earth's atmosphere. Dinitrogen's triple bond is one of the best known. Nitrogen is indispensable for the living world because it constitutes the amino acids which in turn make up all the proteins necessary for our organism! Finally, this element from Mendeleev's table is an ingredient used extensively in fertilisers.
- Manufacture of ammonia
- Production of nitric acid
- Storage of biological samples