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Accumulation of nitrates in leafy veggies and impact on environment

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article image Introduction Nitrate is a polyatomic ion with the molecular formula NO3- and a molecular mass of 62.0049 g/mol. Nitrates also describe the organic functional group RONO2 the nitrate ion. The net charge of the whole ion is 1-. Almost all inorganic nitrate salts are soluble in water at standard temperature and pressure. A common example of an inorganic nitrate salt is potassium nitrate (saltpeter). A rich source of inorganic nitrate in the human body comes from diets rich in leafy green…Read More