Nitrolim is a chemical compound which is also known as calcium cyanamide. However, it is known commercially as lime nitrogen. Nitrolim chemical formula is CaCN2.
Nitrolim is formed when the nitrogen passes through calcium carbide at an appropriate temperature, i.e. 1000oC to 1100oC.
CaC2+N2 → CaNCN+C
Applications of Nitrolim:
- This is used as a nitrogen fertilizer in significant quantities.
It is utilized as a source of organic chemicals namely melamine.