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Last edited at 4:55PM on 12/28/2012
Nitrogen does make up the majority of our gaseous atmosphere yes, but it isn't present in water. It would probably be easier to pinpoint the most abundant resource by referring to it as it's element on the periodic table, but without knowing the answer, I'd also assume that it would be a toss up between a substance inside the Earth (eg. molten rock), or a component of water, hydrogen (because there are 2 hydrogen atoms for each oxygen atom, and I've heard the percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere is really quite small). Other than that, I'd say dirt was a pretty abundant resource, and for some people they use it for stuff, so they may consider it a resource...