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Ammonium nitrate is a chemical compound with the chemical formula NH4NO3. It is a white crystalline salt consisting of ions of ammonium and nitrate. It is highly soluble in water and hygroscopic as a solid, although it does not form hydrates. It is predominantly used in agriculture as a high-nitrogen fertilizer.
Ammonium nitrate is an important fertilizer with NPK rating 34-0-0 (34% nitrogen). It is less concentrated than urea (46-0-0), giving ammonium nitrate a slight transportation disadvantage. Ammonium nitrate's advantage over urea is that it is more stable and does not rapidly lose nitrogen to the atmosphere.
Ammonium nitrate is used commonly in fertilizers; in pyrotechniques, herbicides, and insecticides; and in the manufacture of nitrous oxide. It is used as an absorbent for nitrogen oxides, an ingredient of freezing mixtures, an oxidizer in rocket propellants, and a nutrient for yeast and antibiotics.
Molecular Weight: 80.043 g/mol
Form: white crystalline solid (small porous pellets, or “prills”)
CAS Number: 6484-52-2
Density: 1.725 g/cm³
Synonyms: Norway saltpeter, Ammonium nitricum, Ammonium saltpeter, Nitrate of ammonia, Nitric acid ammonium salt, azanium;nitrate, Nitrato amonico, Nitrate d'ammonium, Nitric acid, ammonium salt, Nitram, Herco prills, German saltpeter, Merco Prills, Varioform I
AMMONIUM NITRATE - What is ammonium nitrate and what is it used for
- Brand: Degussa
- Product Code: Oxide - Ammonium nitrate - NH4NO3
- SKU: NH4NO3
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