Facts about the Definition of the Element Nitrogen
The Element Nitrogen is defined as...
non-metallic element that constitutes nearly four-fifths of the air by
volume, occurring as a colorless, odorless, almost inert diatomic gas,
N2, in various minerals and in all proteins and used in a wide variety
of important manufactures, including ammonia, nitric acid, TNT, and
fertilizers. A Nitrogen Reaction involves a process in which Nitrogen is mixed with another substance which react to form something else.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Nitrogen
What are the origins of the word Nitrogen ?
The name originates from the Greek Nitron and the Latin word nitrum meaning "genes" and "forming".
Facts about the Classification of the Element Nitrogen
is classified as an element in the 'Non-metals' section which can be
located in groups 14,15 and 16 of the Periodic Table. Non-metals are not
easily able to conduct electricity or heat and do not reflect light .
Non-metallic elements are very brittle, and cannot be rolled into wires
or pounded into sheets. Non-metallic elements exist, at room
temperature, in two of the three states of matter : gases (such as
oxygen) and solids (such as carbon).
The element Nitrogen and the Periodic Table
out more facts about Nitrogen on the Periodic Table which arranges
every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the
periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in
the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the
symbol for Nitrogen for additional facts and info and for an instant
comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass -
G/cc of Nitrogen with any other element. An invaluable source for more
interesting facts and information about the Nitrogen element and as a
Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Nitrogen - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the
International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which
includes the Nitrogen element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri
Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic
table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Nitrogen was
discovered by Daniel Rutherford in 1772. The Standardised Periodic Table
now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in
his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table"
in which Nitrogen is just one element that can be found.