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ammonia, NH3 gas molecules ammonia image # 1: AMMONIA GAS: picture showing NH3 molecules. This image is 500 x 500 pixels; the original image is 4096 x 4096 pixels.

AMMONIA: is a well known compound (familiar in dilute liquid form as a spray on glass cleaner). Ammonia is a colourless gas under normal conditions with a strong smell (e.g. in smelling salts). The diagram above shows a central nitrogen atom (blue) bonded to three hydrogen atoms (green).

INDUSTRIAL USES OF AMMONIA: ammonia is major product of the chemical industry and has a wide variety of applications, especially in fertilisers. Other uses include explosives, pharmaceuticals, refrigeration and plastics.

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