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Is ammonia denser than air? Which property of ammonia is demonstrated by the Fountain experiment? Write the balanced equation for the reaction between ammonia and sulphuric acid.

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No, ammonia has a vapour density of 8.5 g/cc, which is less than the vapour density of air, i.e., 14.4 g/cc.
The fountain experiment demonstrates the solubility of ammonia in water.
2NH3+H2SO4NH42SO4

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