Nitrous Oxide (N2O)
N2O is the second most abundant N species in the atmosphere. Its partial pressure is
3x10-7 atm. It is relatively unreactive in the troposphere. The main sink for N2O is photochemical
reactions in the stratosphere (see atmosphere). It is produced by denitrification. N2O is fairly soluble in
water. Its Henry's law coefficient is 2.6x10-2 mol/atm.
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