Fun Facts of Nitrogen

It makes up most of the air we breathe, but how much do you really know about this fascinating element?

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Nitrogen Facts

See if you can answer all the questions correctly! Answers are at the bottom of the page.

1. True or False: Nitrogen is odorless, tasteless, and colorless

2. What percentage of the earth's atmosphere is Nitrogen gas?

3. What percentage of your body weight is Nitrogen?

4. At what temperature does liquid nitrogen boil?

5. True or False: Nitrogen is flammable

6. Thermodynamics is a branch of chemistry that studies..

a. heat changes
b. speed of reactions
c. changes in energy
d. atmospheric content

7. Heat moves...

a. from a cool body to a warmer one
b. from a warm body to a cooler one
c. in all ways

8. Room temperature is approximately how many degrees?

9. True or False: Liquid Nitrogen is non-toxic

10. True or False: Mars has a greater amount of Nitrogen in its atmosphere than earth does.

11. What is Nitrogen's atomic number?

12. What is Nitrogen's atomic mass?

13. Who discovered Nitrogen in the earth's atmosphere?

14. True or False: Nitrogen is used to protect historic documents like the Declaration of Independence.

15. What is Nitrogen's melting point?

16. What is the vapor that comes off of boiling Nitrogen?

17. What are the insulated containers that Liquid Nitrogen is kept in called?

18. At what temperature does liquid nitrogen freeze?

19. When Liquid Nitrogen is in near contact with a mass significantly hotter than its boiling point, it produces an insulating vapor layer between the liquid and hot surface. What is this called?

20. What is cryogenics in physics?

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