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Ammonia

Ammonia
(Science: biochemistry) The common Name for NH3, a strongly basic, irritating, colourlessgas which is lighter than air and readily soluble in water. It is formed in nature as a by-product of protein metabolism in animals.Industrially, it is used in explosives, fertiliser, refrigerants, household cleaningsolutions, etc.
ammonium Hydroxide (NH4-), a solution of ammonia gas in water.
A pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3).A water solution of ammonia.A colourless gas, chemical formula NH3.


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