Ammonium nitrate is a colourless crystalline substance with the chemical formula NH4NO3. It is highly soluble in high temperature water. Ammonium nitrate does not readily burn but will do so if contaminated with combustible materials. This product is commonly used in fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides. It is also used in explosives for blasting rocks and in mining.
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ArChem Ammonium nitrate(also known as Ammonium saltpeter and Ammonium nitricum) is consisting of ions of ammonium and nitrate. The commercial grade contains about 33.5-34 percent nitrogen. Ammonium nitrate is used to make fertilizers and explosives, and as a nutrient in producing antibiotics and yeast.
Pure Ammonium Nitrate does not burn, but it accelerates the burning of combustible materials and produces toxic oxides of nitrogen during combustion. So, it should not be stored near combustible substances. Chemical and physical properties of ArChem Ammonium nitrate are:
|Ammonium nitrate Technical Properties||NH4NO3|
|IUPAC name||Ammonium nitrate|
|Molecular weight||80.044 g/mol|
|Boiling Point||210 °C|
|Flashpoint||Higher than 93.3 °C|
|Melting Point||169.6 °C|
ArChem Ammonium nitrate is used in agriculture as a high-nitrogen fertilizer and is also used as a component of explosive mixtures in mining and civil construction. Some important applications of Ammonium nitrate are listed below:
Ammonium nitrate can be produced by reaction between nitric acid and ammonia:
NH3 + HNO3 → NH4NO3
Another production method is described below:
Ca(NO3)2 + 2 NH3 + CO2 + H2O → 2 NH4NO3 + CaCO3
In this reaction calcium carbonate and ammonium nitrate, may be separately purified or sold combined as calcium ammonium nitrate.
Storage conditions of ArChem Ammonium nitrate are listed below:
Ammonium nitrate is non-flammable, but it is a strong oxidizing agent that can cause combustible materials (such as wood and paper) to ignite. Some of necessary first-aid measures are described as below:
Operators should wash hands before breaks and after work. they should use personal protective equipment and wear chemical impermeable gloves, when handling Ammonium nitrate to avoid contact with the body, skin, and eyes.
Ammonium nitrate is used to make fertilizers and explosives, and as a nutrient in producing antibiotics and yeast.
Ammonium nitrate is also known as Ammonium saltpeter and Ammonium nitricum.
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The CAS number of Ammonium nitrate is 6484-52-2.
The HS Code of Ammonium nitrate is 31023000.