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Ammonii Nitras. Ammonium Nitrate. Nh4no3 = 97.9.
Colorless crystals, generally in the form of long, thin rhombic prisms, or in fused masses, without odor, having a sharp, bitter taste, and somewhat deliquescent. Solubility. - In 0.5 part of water; and in 20 parts of Alcohol.
Ammonium Nitrate is used to prepare Nitrous Oxide gas, freezing mixtures and artificial cold applications.
10. Ammonii Valerianas, see Valeriana.