โ–ธโ–ธ
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Nitrogen
  • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๆฐฎ
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Stikstof
  • ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Azote
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Stickstoff
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ื—ื ืงืŸ
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Azoto
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ็ช’็ด 
  • ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Nitrogênio
  • ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ะะทะพั‚
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Nitrógeno
  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Kväve

Nitrogen: biological information

Nitrogen is a key component of biological molecules such as proteins (which are made from amino acids, and nucleic acids. The nitrogen cycle in nature is very important.

Levels in humans

The abundances of the elements in humans.

How much nitrogen is in your body? Find out here.

You can use this form to calculate how much nitrogen your body contains. Enter your weight in either kilograms or pounds and click the "Calculate" button. You must enter a number, not text! Elements for which there are no data will always give a value of zero for the weight, no matter what you put in the weight box.

Calculate how much nitrogen is in your body
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Image showing periodicity of the logarithm of the abundance of the chemical elements as a heat map on a periodic table grid.
Image showing periodicity of the logarithm of the abundance of the chemical elements as a heat map on a periodic table grid.
Image showing periodicity of the logarithm of the abundance of the chemical elements as a cityscape on a periodic table grid.
Image showing periodicity of the logarithm of the abundance of the chemical elements as a cityscape on a periodic table grid.

Hazards and Risks

Hazards and risks associated with nitrogen:

Nitrogen gas is not toxic and makes up nearly 80% of the air that we breathe. However, in principle, pure nitrogen could asphyxiate through denying the body access to oxygen. Nitrogen compounds such as ammonia (NH3) are toxic in high concentration. Other nitrogen-containing compounds such as cyanides (CN-) are lethal in very small amounts. Nitrogen is contained in fertilisers but leaching of nitrogenous fertilisers into rivers is a major cause of water pollution. Nitrogen oxides (from combustion) are one cause of acid rain and are also toxic.

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