- Ammonium nitrate is a white crystalline compound
- Highly soluble in water
169.6 degree Celsius
210 degree Celsius
It is prepared by the reaction of ammonia vapors on nitric acid
Nitrogen ratio reflect the grades of teammonium nitrate.
F G A N is a fertilizer grade.
It proves to be explosive at very high temperatures. The fire caused by the explosion can be extinguished with water. So it should be stored or kept in a cool away from explosives.
Ammonium nitrate is a strong oxidizing agent. Chances of fire explosion can be reduced by mixing 10% to 15% ammonium nitrate in it.
The fertilizer manufacturing companies claim that ammonium nitrate which is used as fertilizer is not explosive.
- Ammonium nitrate is used in manufacturing fertilizers and explosives
- It is also used in anti bacterial and insect killing products.
- This chemical compound is used in freezing mixtures too.