Definition of Ammonium nitrate

1. Noun. Used as an explosive and fertilizer and rocket propellant.

Substance meronyms: Laughing Gas, Nitrous Oxide, Fertiliser, Fertilizer, Plant Food
Generic synonyms: Nitrate

Definition of Ammonium nitrate

1. Noun. (inorganic compound) The ammonium salt of nitric acid, NH4NO3; it is used in fertilizers and explosives (notably in improvised explosive devices) ¹

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Medical Definition of Ammonium nitrate

1. Used in making nitrous oxide gas, in freezing mixtures, matches, and fertilisers; also used in veterinary medicine. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ammonium Nitrate

ammonium bromide
ammonium carbamate
ammonium carbonate
ammonium chloride
ammonium compounds
ammonium ferric sulfate
ammonium hydroxide
ammonium ichthosulfonate
ammonium imine
ammonium imines
ammonium iodide
ammonium ion
ammonium laureth sulfate
ammonium mandelate
ammonium molybdate
ammonium nitrate (current term)
ammonium phosphatide
ammonium phosphatides
ammonium sulfate
ammonium sulphate
ammonium sulphate precipitation
ammonium ylide

Literary usage of Ammonium nitrate

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"The ammonium nitrate curve is similar to the ammonium chloride curve, the solubility being somewhat higher. Here again, with high concentrations with ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1896)
"Then fifty cc. strong nitric acid, and fifteen to twenty grams of crystallized ammonium nitrate. Sixty cc. of molybdate, new formula, —o.oio per cent. ..."

3. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"Ammonia Dynamite So-called ammonia dynamite is essentially "straight" dynamite in which a large part of the nitroglycerin is replaced by ammonium nitrate. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Chemical Solubilities: Inorganic by Arthur Messenger. Comey (1896)
"Very sol. in H.,0. (Russell and Maskelyne, Roy. Soc. Proc. 26. 357.) ammonium nitrate ammonia, 2NH. ... ammonium nitrate mercuric chloride ..."

5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"ammonium nitrate.-—This salt is produced to a considerable extent for use in the explosive industry and in the preparation of nitrous oxide. ..."

6. Coal-tar and Ammonia by Georg Lunge (1916)
"states the German consumption of this salt at about 3000 tons. Preparation of Granular ammonium nitrate. Gallup and the Du Pont de Nemours Powder Co. ..."

7. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"ID this manner the whole of the ammonium sulphate and sodium nitrate are completely converted into practically pure ammonium nitrate and sodium sulphate. ..."

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