The source of nitrates – The chemistry of almost everything (10/31)

Here’s a riddle to get us started. What have boats, bombs and bird droppings got to do with the chemistry of power? A hundred years ago, rapidly growing populations put pressure on farmers to grow more food. The traditional fertiliser, animal manure, wasn’t enough. The one good source of the nitrates they needed was 8,000 […]

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The chemical reaction that feeds the world – Daniel D. Dulek

What would you say is the most important discovery made in the past few centuries? Is it the computer? The car? Electricity? Or maybe the discovery of the atom? I would argue that it is this chemical reaction: a nitrogen gas molecule plus three hydrogen gas molecules gets you two ammonia gas molecules. This is […]

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Organic Fertilizer: Organic calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus sources in wood ashes

You may be wondering where charcoal and ash can be used from burned wood Let’s find out how this can help or hurt our garden The residual ash from used firewood and its charcoal are one of the easiest and most effective alternative organic fertilizers for our garden They are calcium-rich that plants need to […]

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