Ammonium Nitrate

Published: | Updated: July 18, 2017

Definition - What does Ammonium Nitrate mean?

Ammonium nitrate is a salt of ammonium that is a white crystalline solid and soluble in water. Aqueous solutions of ammonium nitrate are used as corrosion inhibitors on carbon steel materials. This characteristic makes it ideal for the prevention of stress corrosion cracking.

Corrosionpedia explains Ammonium Nitrate

Ammonium nitrate is a strongly oxidizing substance. This makes it prone to fires and explosions. As such, when implemented for corrosion prevention and control, adequate fire retardation practices and avenues must be jointly implemented. It can pose several serious health effects to humans when contacted in any way. Adequate precautions should be taken when handling ammonium nitrate.

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