Aluminum Nitrate

Definition - What does Aluminum Nitrate mean?

Aluminum nitrate is a salt of nitric acid and aluminum and is soluble in water. It is a white color substance having the chemical formula Al(NO3)3. This compound is found as a crystalline solid or as a powder. At standard temperature and pressure conditions, aluminum nitrate usually exists in the solid form.

Corrosionpedia explains Aluminum Nitrate

Aluminum nitrate is a widely used compound. One of the most important uses of aluminum nitrate is as a corrosion inhibitor (i.e., for the prevention of corrosion of industrial processes and equipment). Aluminum nitrate acts as an oxidizing agent.

Some physical properties of aluminum nitrate:

  • Molar mass or molecular weight - In an anhydrous condition, its molar mass is 212.996 g/mol and in a non-anhydrous condition, its molar mass is 375.134 g/mol.
  • Density - 1.401 gram per cm3.
  • Melting point - In an anhydrous condition, its melting point is 63°C (145.4°F) and in a non-anhydrous condition, it is 74°C (165.2°F).
  • Boiling point - In a non-anhydrous condition, its boiling point is 135°C (275°F).
  • Soluble in most liquids.
  • Odorless.
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