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History

Ammonia: Before the start of World War I, most ammonia was obtained by the dry distillation of nitrogenous vegetable and animal products; by the reduction of nitrous acid and nitrites with hydrogen; and also by the decomposition of ammonium salts by alkaline hydroxides … Continue reading

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My References

1. Wikipedia- Ammonium Nitrate:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammonium_nitrate 2. Wikipedia- Ammonia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammonia 3. Wikipedia- Nitric Acid:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitric_acid 4. Wikipedia- The Production of Ammonia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammonia_production 5. Ammonium Nitrate Image: http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cf/Ammonium-nitrate-xtal-3D-balls-A.png/200px-Ammonium-nitrate-xtal-3D-balls-A.png&imgr 6. Nitric Acid Image: http://find-fm.com//search.php?aid=11649&keyword=nitric+acid 7. Ammonia Container Image: http://www.mingyangproducts.com/images/ammonia.jpg 8. Nitric Acid Container Image: http://www.amazingrust.com/experiments/background_knowledge/Images/Nitric_Acid-big.jpg 9. Nitric Acid Image: http://www.m1-garand-rifle.com/parkerizing/pictures/150px-Nitric-acid-3D-balls-A.png 10. ANFO … Continue reading

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Uses for the Products of this Reaction/ Significance of the Reaction to Industry

Ammonium nitrate, the product of the reaction between ammonia and nitric acid, is used in many different ways. It is most commonly used in agriculture as a high- nitrogen fertilizer. It is used as an oxidizing agent in explosives and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Conditions for the Reaction to Occur/ Type of Reaction

WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH AMMONIUM NITRATE IS CREATED AND WHAT IS THE TYPE OF REACTION? The processes involved in the production of ammonium nitrate in industry, although chemically simple, are technologically challenging. The acid-base reaction of ammonia with nitric acid gives … Continue reading

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How the Reactants are Obtained

HOW ARE THESE REACTANTS OBTAINED? Ammonia: Ammonia is obtained through the process of natural gas being converted in gaseous hydrogen.The method for producing hydrogen from hydrocarbons is referred to as “Steam Reforming”. After it is converted, the hydrogen is combined with nitrogen. … Continue reading

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Description of the Physical and Chemical Properties of the Reactants- Part Two- Nitric Acid

Nitric Acid- Physical Properties: – a colourless liquid (but commercial nitric acid is yellowish brown in colour) – suffocating smell –  has an acidic taste – density – 1.54g/cm³ of 98% nitric acid. – density- commericial nitric acid of 68% … Continue reading

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