Problem: The effectiveness of nitrogen fertilizers depends on both their ability to deliver nitrogen to plants and the amount of nitrogen they can deliver. Four common nitrogen-containing fertilizers are ammonia, ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulfate, and urea [(NH2) 2CO)]. Rank these fertilizers in terms of the mass percentage nitrogen they contain.

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Write the chemical formula of each compound mentioned and determine their molar masses. Calculate for the percent N in each compound

The percent nitrogen will be calculated as:

%N= mass of Nmolar massx100


Writing the molecular formula of each compound:

For ammonia: NH3 (g)

For ammonium nitrate: 

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The effectiveness of nitrogen fertilizers depends on both their ability to deliver nitrogen to plants and the amount of nitrogen they can deliver. Four common nitrogen-containing fertilizers are ammonia, ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulfate, and urea [(NH2) 2CO)]. Rank these fertilizers in terms of the mass percentage nitrogen they contain.

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