29 Facts About Ammonia


Ammonia is an inorganic compound of nitrogen and hydrogen with the formula.

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Ammonia, either directly or indirectly, is a building block for the synthesis of many pharmaceutical products and is used in many commercial cleaning products.

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Ammonia is a chemical found in trace quantities in nature, being produced from nitrogenous animal and vegetable matter.

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Ammonia is a colourless gas with a characteristically pungent smell.

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Ammonia molecule has a trigonal pyramidal shape as predicted by the valence shell electron pair repulsion theory with an experimentally determined bond angle of 106.

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Ammonia is a direct or indirect precursor to most manufactured nitrogen-containing compounds.

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Ammonia is directly or indirectly the precursor to most nitrogen-containing compounds.

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Ammonia can be used to make compounds in reactions which are not specifically named.

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Ammonia engines were used experimentally in the 19th century by Goldsworthy Gurney in the UK and the St Charles Avenue Streetcar line in New Orleans in the 1870s and 1880s, and during World War II ammonia was used to power buses in Belgium.

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Ammonia is sometimes proposed as a practical alternative to fossil fuel for internal combustion engines.

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Ammonia is used to scrub from the burning of fossil fuels, and the resulting product is converted to ammonium sulfate for use as fertilizer.

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Ammonia coolant is used in the S1 radiator aboard the International Space Station in two loops which are used to regulate the internal temperature and enable temperature dependent experiments.

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Ammonia is commonly used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine through a Birch reduction.

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Ammonia has sometimes been used to fill balloons as a lifting gas.

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Ammonia fumes react with the natural tannins in the wood and cause it to change colours.

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Ammonia vapour has a sharp, irritating, pungent odour that acts as a warning of potentially dangerous exposure.

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Ammonia is converted to carbamoyl phosphate by the enzyme carbamoyl phosphate synthetase, and then enters the urea cycle to be either incorporated into amino acids or excreted in the urine.

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Ammonia is present in coking wastewater streams, as a liquid by-product of the production of coke from coal.

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Ammonia toxicity is believed to be a cause of otherwise unexplained losses in fish hatcheries.

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Ammonia is used in numerous different industrial application requiring carbon or stainless steel storage vessels.

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Ammonia adsorption followed by FTIR as well as temperature programmed desorption of ammonia are very valuable methods to characterize acid-base properties of heterogeneous catalysts.

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Ammonia is one of the most produced inorganic chemicals, with global production reported at 175 million tonnes in 2018.

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Ammonia is both a metabolic waste and a metabolic input throughout the biosphere.

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Ammonia is a metabolic product of amino acid deamination catalyzed by enzymes such as glutamate dehydrogenase 1.

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Ammonia plays a role in both normal and abnormal animal physiology.

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Ammonia has been detected in the atmospheres of the giant planets, including Jupiter, along with other gases such as methane, hydrogen, and helium.

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Ammonia was first detected in interstellar space in 1968, based on microwave emissions from the direction of the galactic core.

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Ammonia has been detected in the Draco Nebula and in one or possibly two molecular clouds, which are associated with the high-latitude galactic infrared cirrus.

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Ammonia has been detected in external galaxies, and by simultaneously measuring several lines, it is possible to directly measure the gas temperature in these galaxies.

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