Ammonia (gas) Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Ammonia (gas) Properties

Ammonia (gas)



Ammonia contributes significantly to the nutritional needs of terrestrial organisms by serving as a precursor to foodstuffs and fertilizers. Ammonia, either directly or indirectly, is also a building block for the synthesis of many pharmaceuticals. Ammonia is used in commercial cleaning products. Ammonia is used for the manufacture of fertilizers or for the manufacture of other nitrogen-containing compounds used for fertilizer or, to a lesser extent, explosives, plastics, and fibers. Explosives made from ammonia are ammonium nitrate and (via nitric acid) the nitroglycerin used in dynamite. Plastics include (via urea) urea-formaldehyde and melamine-formaldehyde resins.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless gas
Boiling Point -33 ºC
CAS Number 7664-41-7
Density 0.6818gcm3
EINECS Number 231-635-3
IUPAC Name Azane
Melting Point -78 ºC
Molar Mass 17.04g/mol
Molecular Formula H3N
RTECS Number BO0875000
Solubility Soluble in water
Synonyms Ammoniagas; Ammonia-14N; Nitro-Sil; R 717 (ammonia); Refrigerent R717; Spiritof Hartshorn uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X