Description of the Physical and Chemical Properties of the Product

Ammonium Nitrate ( NH4NO3)- Physical Properties:

– a white crystalline solid at room temperature

– melting point: 169.6 °C

– highly soluble

– heating may cause violent combustion

– density: 1.725 g/cm3

Chemical Properties:

– reacts with combustible and reducing materials as it is a strong oxidant

– heating of the water solution or burning decomposes the salt to toxic fumes (nitrous oxide)

– reacts with alkali metal hydroxides, releasing ammonia and forming alkali metal nitrate

–  is formed in the atmosphere from emissions of NO, SO2 and NH3

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