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What is NH3?

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The chemical formula NH3 describes the compound ammonia, also known as azane. Pure ammonia is a colorless, pungent smelling gas at room temperature and standard atmospheric pressure. It is a caustic and hazardous compound. Ammonia boils at -28 degrees Fahrenheit, and must be stored at high pressure or low temperature.

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Ammonia has many uses. Globally, 83 percent of ammonia use is for soil fertilizing, in the forms of salts, water-based solutions and waterless forms. Additionally, when present in 5 to 10 percent solutions with water, ammonia is used as an effective common household cleaning product of glass, porcelain and stainless steel.

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