Ammonium Dichromate is an orange-red crystalline compound formed when chromic acid on ammonium hydroxide. When burnt it leaves green residue and the compound is easily soluble in water. It is toxic in nature and is an irritant and an explosive.
Properties Of Ammonium Dichromate
|Chemical formula||(NH4)2Cr2O7 or Cr2H8N2O7|
|Molecular weight||252.063 g/mol|
|Melting point||180 °C (356 °F; 453 K) decomposes|
|Solubility||insoluble in acetone, soluble in alcohol|
Ammonium Dichromate Structural Formula
Ammonium Dichromate is referred to as Vesuvian Fire since it is used in the demonstration of tabletop volcanoes. The structural formula of Ammonium Dichromate is as shown below.
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