Question: do you believe nitrogen to be the most dangerest of science. or do you consider others worse?

  1. Nitrogen can absolutely be dangerous, especially if you don’t treat it properly, but the interesting thing is that nitrogen is just an element which means is can be turned into many different types of chemicals. The one you probably think about most is liquid nitrogen. Liquid nitrogen boils at -196 degrees! So if you touched it, you would get very bad cold burns on your skin.

    Because it boils so cold, liquid nitrogen want to be a gas on our planet. Because of this, you will find nitrogen everywhere. You breathe it in all the time! The air you breathe is nearly 80% nitrogen, so its certainly not bad for you as a gas.

    There is so much nitrogen around that Earth and everything on it has learned to live with it and even to depend on it. All plants need nitrogen to survive.

    Nitrogen as an element is incredibly useful and can be put into chemicals that do everything from colour your clothes to curing cancer. They are needed for us to survive but there are chemicals with nitrogen in them that will kill us too.

    So to answer your question, I do think there are many worse elements and chemicals in science. The list is sooo long you would probably fall asleep. If you want to know about what is the most dangerous chemical for people or the environment or anything else, just ask and I’ll see what I can find. 🙂


  2. I think Mick has answered this really well… I can’t add anything! 🙂


  3. Nitrogen itself at room temperature and pressure is not dangerous at all. Oxygen is much more dangerous. Unless you are a deep sea diver or a deep cave diver, in which case the pressure causes the nitrogen to dissolve in your blood; that can cause you to become disoriented, but even worse if you come to the surface too quickly and it comes out of your blood in little bubbles – that is very painful and can kill you.


  4. Depends on the situation. If I was in a room full of nitrogen and nothing else then that is very dangerous for human life. Radioactive elements can also be very dangerous but so are very simple things, like certain ways that hydrogen, carbon and nitrogen join together to make things like hydrogen cyanide. Even hydrogen, the simplest element, is dangerous as a gas, being flammable, and explosive in certain situations.