1. Ammonia is a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen with the formula NH3.
  2. It is a colourless gas with a characteristic pungent smell.
  3. Ammonia is a very important compound in industry.
  4. Although in wide use, ammonia is both corrosive and hazardous.

Uses of Ammonia

  1. The uses of ammonia include
    1. manufacturing nitrogenous fertilisers
    2. as cooling agent in refrigerator
    3. to prevent coagulation of latex
    4. as raw material to manufacture nitric acid (Ostwald process)
    5. to make explosive
    6. as cleaning agent to remove grease

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