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Paloma Velasco Travelling Nitrogen Passport Start Location: Fertilizers Tri p # How I Travelled Specific Process Define Process Where I Went 1 Taken up in the roots Ammonia is synthesized from H and N. Moreover, it is the chemical procedure that takes N from the air and under high temps and pressures combines it with H to make ammonia→ base of synthetic fertilizers Abiotic Fixation: Haber Process: an artificial nitrogen fixation process that causes free nitrogen (N2), to combine chemically with other elements to form more-reactive nitrogen compounds such as ammonia, nitrates, or nitrites. Live plant 2 Live animal has eaten plant Animals that consume plants and algae subsequently assimilate N into their tissue from producer to consumer Assimilation: Nitrates are assimilated by plants through roots. Nitrate is reduced to organic N into N based compounds with the presence of O to fulfill organisms’ requirements into proteins, amino acids, nucleic acids,, etc Live animals 3 Animal has died The animal is decomposed and becomes part of the soil. The process produces large quantities of NH3 from the animal wastes Ammonification: Hosts of decomposing organisms (fungi,bacteria) break down nitrogenous wastes and organic matter found in animal waste and convert it to NH3 for plants as NH4 ions Dead plants & animals 4 Burned & releases The wood you were it was burnt and then released into the atmosphere. Burning of trees and plants counterparts reduces the nitrates to the atmosphere as N2 with the innerworking of of oxidation and oxygen loss

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