Nitrogen Abundances in Chondritic Meteorites

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Science  10 Jan 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3863, pp. 174-176
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3863.174


Carrier-gas fusion extractions of total nitrogen in 22 chondritic meteorites indicate a wide variation in total nitrogen contents, ranging from 660 parts per million for an enstatite chondrite to 18 parts per million for an ordinary chondrite. Total nitrogen and total carbon contents of individual chondrites do not show a positive correlation.

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