Nitrogen has many uses. One of these uses is making light bulbs. Light bulbs are almost
always filled with Nitrogen. Another use is explosives. Nitrogen can be used to make four
different explosives. One of these is Ammonium Nitrate (N2 H4 O3). In 1947, a shipload of
Ammonium Nitrate went off in the harbor of Texas City, TX. The explosion wrecked the city
so thoroughly, it seemed that airplanes had bombed the city. The other three explosives
made from Nitrogen are Nitroglycerin, Nitrocellulose, and Trinitrotoluene. You probably
know Trinitrotoluene better by the initials TNT. Yet another use for Nitrogen is that it
is used to make Laughing Gas.