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Unformatted text preview: really do anything to CO2 levels. 8 photons to fix carbon from CO2. Offering energy in a more concentrated form. Nitrogen has to be reduced to be used by plants. In N2, formal oxidation state is 0. Ammonia (NH3) Farmers inject pressurized, highly concentrated NH3 into the ground to be held by water until plants need it. Ammonia + Nitric Acid Ammonium Nitrate (NH4NO3) 1 ST N formal oxidation is -4, 2 nd N formal oxidation is -5 (NO3 IS -1 CHARGED) Very explosive-has an oxidized and reduced part in the same molecule. This ammonium nitrate is used by farmers sometimes!!! Nitrogen is a lazy chemical. .. it needs to be pressurized, heated, and catalyzed with hydrogen in order to produce ammonia. Without this ammonia, we would starve....
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- Fall '11