Agronomical potential and explosive level of a vigorous nitrogen compound - The ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3)

Choudhar, R. B.
December 2008
Chemical Business;Dec2008, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p27
Trade Publication
The article discusses the uses of ammonium nitrate. The chemical compound is a white powder at room temperature and standard pressure. In agriculture, it is commonly used as a high-nitrogen fertilizer. It is also used as an oxidizing agent in explosives. It is characterized as colorless, rhombohedral crystals at room temperature but changes to monoclinic crystals when heated above 32°Celsius. Its commercial preparation involves a reaction of nitric acid and ammonia.


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