What is the molar mass of NH4 2CO3?


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(NH4)2CO3 is the chemical formula of ammonium carbonate, a chemical compound with a molar mass of 96.09 grams per mole. Its density is 1.50 grams per cubic centimeter. It is normally soluble in water, but it decomposes in hot water.

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Ammonium carbonate is industrially obtained from ammonia, NH3, and carbon dioxide, CO2. It spontaneously decomposes to form ammonium bicarbonate, NH4HCO3, and ammonia. It is used in cooking as a leavening agent in northern Europe and the Scandinavian countries, and it is used as an acidity regulator in the food industry, having the E number E503. It is also used in the pharmaceutical industry as a component of smelling salts and as an active ingredient of Buckley's cough syrup in Canada.

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