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Ammonium Nitrate Properties

Ammonium Nitrate

Description

 

Ammonium Nitrate is the nitrate of ammonia.It is commonly used in agriculture as a high-nitrogen fertilizer,oxidizing agent in explosives,instant cold packs,treatment of titanium ores and in solid-fuel rocket propellants, pyrotechnics.It is the most common nitrogenous component of artificial fertilizers.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Solid
Boiling Point 210°C
CAS Number 6484-52-2
Density 1.725 g/cm3
EINECS Number 229-347-8
IUPAC Name Ammonium Nitrate
InChI 1S/NO3.H3N/c2-1(3)4;/h;1H3/q-1;/p+1
InChIKey DVARTQFDIMZBAA-UHFFFAOYSA-O
Main Hazards Ammonium Nitrate causes irritation to eyes and mucous membranes. Absorption via ingestion or inhalation causes urination and acid urine. Large amount causes systemic acidosis and metheglobinemia (abnormal hemoglobin).
Melting Point 169.6 °C
Molar Mass 80.052 g/mol
Molecular Formula (NH4)(NO3)
NFPA 704 H-2,F-0,R-3,C-OX
Other_Cations Sodium Nitrate;Potassium Nitrate;Hydroxylammonium Nitrate
RTECS Number BR9050000
Related Compounds Ammonium Perchlorate