Asked in Elements and Compounds
What is the conversion of nitrogen compounds into nitrogen gas called?
Denitrification. Nitrates --> Nitrogen It is the opposite of nitrification. Nitrogen --> Nitrates ...
Asked in College Degrees, Biology
The conversion of nitrates to nitrogen gas by bacteria is called?
The process of converting nitrates into nitrogen gas by bacteria is called denitrification. The reverse process is called nitrogen fixation. ...
Asked in Ecosystems
Bacteria that break down nitrates and release nitrogen gas?
Bacteria that break down nitrates and release nitrogen gas are called nitrogen fixing bacteria. These bacteria are a key part of the nitrogen cycle. ...
What do nitrates and organic matter produce?
Nitrogen gas becomes the ultimate product of nitrates and organic matter and complete the nitrogen cycle. Organic matter converts into ammonium, which oxidizes into ammonia and then into nitrites. Nitrites oxidize into nitrates, which reduce into nitrogen gas. ...
Asked in Ecosystems
How is nitrogen from the atmosphere the abiotic part of the ecosystem converted into the biotic part of the ecosystem in organisms?
Conversion of Nitrogen gas into Nitrates\Ammonia. -When Lightning strikes the nitrogen in air get converted into Nitrogen Oxides and then is brought down by rain in from of Soluble Nitrates.These Nitrates are the soluble form of nitrogen for plants. Though lightning play a minor role in nitrogen fixation. -Nitrogen is also fixed by Microorganisms which are free-living or the organisms that live in the plants (Symbiotic relations). These Organisms convert the nitrogen in soluble nitrates. -Nitrogenous Fertilizers are also one from of Soluble nitrogen. *** These Nitrates...
Asked in Health, Science, Home & Garden
Why are bacteria the most important part of the nitrogen cycle?
The conversion of ammonia to nitrate (nitrification) is performed primarily by soil-living bacteria and other nitrifying bacteria. It is important for the ammonia to be converted to nitrates because accumulated nitrites are toxic to plant life. Denitrification is the reduction of nitrates back into the largely inert nitrogen gas (N2), completing the nitrogen cycle. ...
Asked in Biology
What is the difference between nitrogen fixation and denitrification?
Nitrogen fixation converts nitrogen gas into ammonia, but denitrification converts nitrates into nitrogen gas. So i guess denitrification must first occur for nitrogen fixation to happen. ...
Asked in Nitrogen
What is nitrogen fixation what is an example of an organism that performs nitrogen fixation?
Conversion of inert elemental nitrogen gas into biologically usable form is called nitrogen fixation. Organism that performs nitrogen fixation is Rhizobium Leguminous. ...
Asked in Chemistry
What is the main way that nitrogen gas leaves the soil and gets into the air?
Denitrification by different types of bacteria of some nitrogen compounds (nitrates, ammonia, nitrites) lead to nitrogen gas which is released in the atosphere. ...