nitrification

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Oxidation of ammonium (NH4+) ions into nitrite (NO2-) ion and then nitrate (NO3-) ions by microorganisms in soil and water. Nitrate ions are absorbed by the plants as essential nutrients and, with the help of oxygen, converted (synthesized) into plant protein (amino acids). See also nitration.

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Knowing how nitrification can and will work with many different compounds is very important to keeping a safe industrial complex
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If you are working with nitrification you must be very careful to make sure that everything goes smoothly to avoid problems.
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My science teacher Mr. Dale taught me that the nitrogen cycle had an important step that included a process called nitrification.
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