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thumbup.gif posted on 12-12-2004 at 12:41
Something interesting from NH4HCO3...


Hallo to all,
I've bought some NH4HCO3, ammonium bicarbonate, and I want to know if can be made something interesting from it, except NH4NO3.....informations welcomed!

Thanks at all for help ;)
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[*] posted on 12-12-2004 at 12:54


If you ever need ammonia gas you can strongly heat ammonium bicarbonate and it will release ammonia gas. This also produces water and carbon dioxide as byproducts which may be undesiarable depending on what the ammonia gas is going to be used for.



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thumbup.gif posted on 12-12-2004 at 13:19
Something energetic?


Hallo rogue chemist,
thanks for help!
How about any energetic material from NH4HCO3? Anything interesting is welcomed.

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[*] posted on 12-12-2004 at 15:06


How about ammonium chlorate or perchlorate? NH4HCO3 + NaClO4 --> NaHCO3 + NH4ClO4

Sodium bicarbonate is fairly insoluble and will precipitate.




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[*] posted on 12-12-2004 at 15:45


Sodium Bicarbonate is semi-soluble, so it will be helpful to cool it to about 4*C or so. At 18*C, 7.8g NaHCO3 dissolve in 100g H2O.



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[*] posted on 12-12-2004 at 15:53


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I've bought some NH4HCO3, ammonium bicarbonate, and I want to know if can be made something interesting from it, except NH4NO3.....informations welcomed!
The best thing you can do with NH4HCO3 this time is to bake a cake. Many recipes for Christmas cakes use it as leavening agents / baking powder. So bake and don't bomb:P



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[*] posted on 12-12-2004 at 17:38


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The best thing you can do with NH4HCO3 this time is to bake a cake


What?!!! you wanna eat ammonia? ur joking right?




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[*] posted on 12-12-2004 at 19:45


It is a component of some levening agents, ammonium is not that bad for you expecially compared to some things, i.e., bromates in bread on purpose and such.



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[*] posted on 13-12-2004 at 18:13
Dichromate


If you can get potassium or sodium dichromate, you can make ammonium dichromate
which is fun to watch in a simulated volcano as it burns. I wouldn't recommend making ammonium chlorate - too dangerous and unstable.

[Edited on 14-12-2004 by MadHatter]




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wink.gif posted on 5-1-2005 at 15:47
Ammonium sulfide...


Hallo to all,

another intresting thing to do with NH4HCO3 is ammonium sulfide!
I've obtained it by adding solid NH4HCO3 to a solution of Na2S (sodium sulfide).

Please post other ideas and maintain live this thread!

Have fun! ;)
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