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If there is oxygen in air, and also a good amount of nitrogen, aren’t we all breathing nitrous-oxide

Author : billrussell42

Submitted : 2018-02-26 00:06:08    Popularity:     

Tags: good  amount  oxygen  air  nitrous  

Are we all high?

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No, a gross misunderstanding of chemistry. Oxygen in the atmosphere exists as dioxygen (O2) and nitrogen as (N2). They are not combined as nitrous oxide (N2O).

Hey, let’s all go answer questions in rodents. Then what would our trolls do?

The oxygen and nitrogen aren't combined in one molecule, so no, we aren't

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Mo, because you'd be dead.

No, because the two elements haven't combined to form the nitrous oxide compound. Breathing it continuously kills the nerves at the top of the spine and renders people disabled with numb extremities.

Air....

That's because the oxygen in the air and the nitrogen don't chemically combine to form an oxide of nitrogen...... at normal atmospheric temperatures
N2 + O2 --> no reaction

We can put it another way. The reaction between N2 and O2 is non-spontaneous at low temperatures. "Low" includes normal atmospheric temperature. But heat the mixture up, as in a bolt of lightning, and you get a reaction.

N2(g) + O2(g) --heat--> 2NO(g)
2NO(g) + O2(g) --> 2NO2(g)
------------------ -----------------------
N2(g) + 2O2(g) --> 2NO2(g) .................. overall reaction

By the way N2O isn't an option in this reaction mechanism.

No, unless the lightning makes nitrogen combine with oxygen to form oxides of this sort. So, when we breathe, only the oxygen is absorbed by the blood and RBC to be used by the cells.

wow that explains a lot of why a lot of Americans has gone of their rockers.................climate change gone wild.........lol just kidding..



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