Ammonium carbonate

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Ammonium carbonate
aka spirit of hartshorn
Chemical formula (NH4)2CO3
OTP appearance white powder 
Molar Mass(g/mol) 96.09 
Melting Point(°C) 58 
Boiling Point(°C) decomp 
Density(g/cc) 1.5 
Solubility in water(g/L) 250
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Uses

Primary

Secondary

  • Pharm: Smelling salts

Natural occurrence

  • Does occcur naturally

Hazards

Character

Production

Extraction

Testing

Purification

Storage

  • Decomposes at OTP
    (NH4)2CO3 NH4HCO3 + NH3 // step 1
    NH4HCO3 NH3 + CO2 + H2O // step 2

Disposal

  • Can be released into the environment

See Also

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