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Name: Cameron
Status: student
Grade: 6-8
Country: New Zealand
Date: Fall 2010

Is it possible to add nitrogen (N) to Barium Carbonate/Witherite (BaCO3) to make BaCO3N?

There are a couple of problems. You treat nitrogen as (N) -- atomic nitrogen. That forms only under very high temperature. The almost universal composition of nitrogen is "dinitrogen" (N2). The bonding in the desired product is not clear. Just what is its structure?

Vince Calder

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