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Azote Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    azote n : an obsolete name for nitrogen
Azote Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Nitrogen \Ni`tro*gen\, n. [L. nitrum natron + -gen: cf. F. nitrog[`e]ne. See Niter.] (Chem.) A colorless nonmetallic element, tasteless and odorless, comprising four fifths of the atmosphere by volume. It is chemically very inert in the free state, and as such is incapable of supporting life (hence the name azote still used by French chemists); but it forms many important compounds, as ammonia, nitric acid, the cyanides, etc, and is a constituent of all organized living tissues, animal or vegetable. Symbol N. Atomic weight 1
  1. It was formerly regarded as a permanent noncondensible gas, but was liquefied in 1877 by Cailletet of Paris, and Pictet of Geneva.
Azote Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Azote \A*zo"te\, n. [Sp.] A switch or whip. [Sp. Amer.]
Azote Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Azote \Az"ote\ (?; 277), n. [F. azote, fr. Gr. 'a priv. + ? life; -- so named by Lavoisier because it is incapable of supporting life.] Same as Nitrogen. [R.]
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Nitrogen ( /ˈnaɪtrɵdʒɪn/ NY-trə-jin) is a chemical element that has the symbol N, atomic number of 7 and atomic mass 14.00674 u. Elemental nitrogen is a colorless, odorless, tasteless and mostly inert diatomic gas at standard conditions, constituting 78.08% by volume of Earth's atmosphere. The element nitrogen was discovered as a separable component of air, by Scottish physician Daniel Rutherford, in 1772.

Many industrially important compounds, such as ammonia, nitric acid, organic nitrates (propellants and explosives), and cyanides, contain nitrogen. The extremely strong bond in elemental nitrogen dominates nitrogen chemistry, causing difficulty for both organisms and industry in breaking the bond to convert the N2 into useful compounds, but at the same time causing release of large amounts of often useful energy when the compounds burn, explode, or decay back into nitrogen gas.

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