If the soil is impervious clay, or the soil is already saturated by rain.
The original atmosphere contained only nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor.
Today's atmosphere contains 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 1% shared between argon, carbon dioxide, helium, methane, ammonia, and neon.
Nitrogen, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and Neon are the four main gases in order of percentage.
Many elements only form through high temperatures and pressures... both of which are present int the Sun - but not in the Earth's atmosphere.