Ammonia

Ammonia (also known as azane), is a compound of both hydrogen and nitrogen and it is known for its distinctive smell.

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What's the difference between freon and ammonia?

Ammonia is a molecule composed of the elements nitrogen (N) and hydrogen (H). The formula is NH3.

Freon has nothing to do with ammonia from the standpoint of composition. It is in fact not a molecule, but a commercial name for a class of molecules. They are generally known a CFC or chlorofluorocarbons, and contain the elements carbon (C), chlorine (Cl), fluorine (F), and hydrogen(H) in varying proportions.

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How does ammonia get into the ocean?

through fish and human waste

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What does it meann when urine smells like ammonia?

You could have a bladder infection or a urinary tract infection. Go to your doctor for a urine test.

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Why do your feet smell like ammonia?

The most common cause of feet smelling like ammonia is a diet that is high in protein but low in carbohydrates. It is actually your sweat that smells like ammonia, not your feet.

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Why is ammonia a tonic and a toxic?

Ammonia is toxic for various reasons:

1) In the ammonium ion form (NH4+), it disrupts Oxidative Phosphorylation by passing through the mitochondrial membrane and messing up the H+ balance.

2) If there is local production of Ammonia as NH3, with a PKa of around 9.3, it will disrupt the H+ balance of the body and hence physiological PH as well

3) It partakes in a redox reaction, hence it disrupts certain redox co-enzyme balances (i.e. NADH/NAD+ and NADPH/NADP+)

-Tosin A.O">">-----------------------------------------------------Ammonia is NEUROTOXIC; it inhibits the formation of neurotransmitters and inhibits the TCA cycle.

While those three reasons listed may play a role, MEDICALLY speaking, the mechanism of ammonium neurotoxicity is unknown. Ammonia is extremely toxic to the brain, which is why our livers possess such a great potential for eliminating ammonia as urea. The current accepted hypothesis as to the effect of elevated blood ammonia is centered on glutamate/glutamine/alpha-ketoglutarate metabolism and the net result of inhibiting the synthesis of valuable neurotransmitters.

Increased ammonia results in alpha-ketoglutarate being converted to glutamate and in turn glutamine. The net result of this is twofold. First, there is decreased TCA cycle activity, as alpha-ketoglutarate is part of the TCA cycle, which means less ATP for the brain. Second, and perhaps more importantly, there are decreased levels of GABA and glutamate in the brain. GABA is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter, whereas glutamate is a major excitatory neurotransmitter. Both have many functions.

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Can ammonia put someone to sleep?

IT CAN KILL GOLGFISH, BUT I DONT KNOW IF IT CAN PUT SOMEONE TO SLEEP.

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Can you die from ammonia?

It is unlikely that someone would die from contact with ammonia unless exposed to a very high concentration of the chemical. The effects of ammonia will depend on the concentration of exposure, length of time and way the person is exposed. You can get a nosebleed by sniffing it.

AnswerHousehold ammonia probably won't kill you, but concentrated gaseous ammonia can kill you very easily by destroying your lungs.
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Why Ammonia is used as a refrigerant?

it can easily transfer heat,twice than CFC and have Zero effect on the ozone layer

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Where to purchase Parsons Sudsy Ammonia?

Walmart?

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What gas is heavier ammonia or oxygen?

Oxygen (1,429 g/cm3) is more dense than ammonia (o,70 g/cm3).

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What happens when you combine chocolate and ammonia?

you make chocmonia and that's true

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How is ammonia used in Oklahoma agriculture?

Anhydrous ammonia is used to provide nitrogen to the soil.

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Can you make crack cocaine with ammonia?

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How do you prepare 10M Ammonia?

First take 170g of NH3 . Then dissolve in 1L of water

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How do you neutralize ammonia smell?

Try Odo-Ban. It's a liquid concentrate which comes in a gallon size. Just mix with water and spray. It can be found at Sam's Club stores in the cleaning products isle. When ammonia, or any other basic amine, is mixed with an acid, an acid-base RXN will occur resulting in the formation of H2O and a quaternary ammonium salt, which has almost no aroma.

Many medications containing amino groups are prepared and sold this way to eliminate their nasty smells. So, when you see "MedicineName HCl", that simply means it was reacted with HCl to form the quaternary ammonium chloride salt.

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Ammonia

Is ammonia dissolved in water a base?

Ammonia is dissolves in water. It makes water basic.

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Is weak ammonia an acid or a base?

Weak ammonia is a base. When you dissolve ammonia in water. Water gives its H(+) to ammonia and become OH(-) anion. Ammonia becomes NH(4)(+) cation. As it is receiving H(+) ion, ammonia is basic.

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What is the catalyst used in ammonia?

Iron catalysts, typically 2-3mm in size.

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What state is ammonia at room temperature?

Its a gaseous compound.

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What is the structural formula for ammonia?

NH4+ (aq) + OH (aq) ----> NH3 (g) + H2O(l) The product, ammonia, is NH3

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What are the dangers of exposure to ammonia?

Death, but depends entirely upon the concentration. Usually no lasting effect. Why do you ask? Have been exposed? For how long? Do you have any ill effects to report?

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How long does speed stay in your system?

2 to 5 days in Urine 90 days or more in hair follicles. Since I assume this question is for drug tests But speed may never leave your whole body. It's stored in fat cells. Do you know what's in speed? This is common knowledge, google it if you think I'm lying. 4 ingredients is all it takes. The only one even remotely made for human consumption is the Sudafed. * Anhydrous ammonia * Sudafed * Rooto drain cleaner (commonly know as sulfuric acid) * Free running salt non-iodine kind Is this truly what you want going through your body? Ammonia and drain cleaner? Not in mine

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What is ammonia molecule?

Here are some nifty images of the ammonia molecule (at link below):

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How do you dispose of ammonia cleaners?

Provided it is only a samll quantity, it is OK to flush down the drain with copious quantities of water.

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How bad is your liver when there is ammonia in your blood?

you could die any minute because you start to get a fever and it is very bad for your blood and they dont have a cure for ammonia. :( <3

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