• It is the most abundant component of the air.
  • Nitrogen does not support burning.
  • Nitrogen is a very unreactive gas.
  • All the living things need nitrogen compounds for their growth.
  • It is the gas present inside the glass tumbler after the candle is extinguished. 

Uses of Nitrogen:

  1. It is used in the manufacture of ammonia.
  2. To produce nitric acid and subsequently used as a fertilizer.
  3. Liquid nitrogen is utilized as a refrigerant for transporting foodstuff and freezing purposes.
  4. Nitrogen gas is used to help with food preservation by preventing oxidative damage leading to food spoiling.


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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 14 years and a teacher from the past 18 years. He teaches Science, Economics, Accounting and English at Teachoo