A white, crystalline powder that has been used as an aqueous neutralization/ alkalization agent. Ammonium carbamate volatilizes at room temperature to form ammonia. Hartshorn, or smelling-salts, is a double salt of ammonium carbamate and ammonium bicarbonate.
Synonyms and Related Terms
anhydride of ammonium carbonate; ammonium aminoformate
Soluble in water, ethanol.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 78.07|
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
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