Ammonia

Definition - What does Ammonia mean?

Ammonia (NH3) or azane is a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen. It is a colorless gas with a characteristic pungent smell.

Ammonia contributes to the nutritional needs of organisms by serving as a precursor to food and fertilizers. Ammonia is also a building block for the synthesis of many pharmaceutical products and is used in many commercial cleaning products.

MaximumYield explains Ammonia

Ammonia is found in trace quantities in nature, being produced from nitrogen-producing animal and vegetable matter. The kidneys in animals and humans also produce trace amounts of ammonia.

All plants need nitrogen in order synthesize DNA, RNA, enzymes, and other proteins necessary for growth and reproduction. Urea and ammonium-based fertilizers contain large amounts of nitrogen that help plants grow and thrive.

Ammoniacal nitrogen is used in a liquid form as a fertilizer, generally consisting of 46 per cent or more nitrogen and is often used on heavy-feeder crops such as corn or wheat.

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