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Where was nitrogen founded?


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May 17, 2010 8:45AM

The element nitrogen was discovered by Daniel Rutherford, a Scottish physician in 1772. Nitrogen occurs in all living organisms - a constituent element of amino acids and thus of proteins, and of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA); resides in the chemical structure of almost all neurotransmitters; and is a defining component of alkaloids, biological molecules produced by many organisms.