Problem: Most fertilizers consist of nitrogen-containing compounds such as NH3, Co(NH2 )2, NH4 NO3, and (NH4 )2 SO4. Plants use the nitrogen content in these compounds for protein synthesis.Which fertilizer has the highest nitrogen content?

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Assume 100 g sample. For every 100 g sample, we can obtain the mass of nitrogen which is numerically equal to the percent nitrogen content.

For NH3:

mass N=100 g NH3(1 mol NH317.031 g NH3)(1 mol N1 mol NH3)(14.01 g N1 mol N)=82.26 g N

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Most fertilizers consist of nitrogen-containing compounds such as NH3, Co(NH2 )2, NH4 NO3, and (NH4 )2 SO4. Plants use the nitrogen content in these compounds for protein synthesis.

Which fertilizer has the highest nitrogen content?

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