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Carbon-Nitrogen Ratio: Understanding Chemical Elements in Organic Matter

There are two chemical elements in organic matter which are extremely important, especially in their relation or proportion to each other; they are carbon and nitrogen. This relationship is called the carbon-nitrogen ratio. To understand what this relationship is, suppose a certain batch of organic matter is made up of 40 percent carbon and 2 […]