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Ammonium chloride

Ammonium chloride is an inorganic compound with the formula NH4Cl and a white crystalline salt that is highly soluble in water. Solutions of ammonium chloride are mildly acidic. Sal ammoniac is a name of the natural, mineralogical form of ammonium chloride.

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Ammonium chloride is an inorganic compound with the formula NH4Cl and a white crystalline salt that is highly soluble in water. Solutions of ammonium chloride are mildly acidic. Sal ammoniac is a name of the natural, mineralogical form of ammonium chloride. The mineral is commonly formed on burning coal dumps from condensation of coal-derived gases. It is also found around some types of volcanic vents. It is mainly used as fertilizer and a flavouring agent in some types of liquorice. It is the product from the reaction of hydrochloric acid and ammonia.

The earliest production of ammonium chloride was invented in 1884 by the German, made from ammonia and hydrochloric acid. In order to improve the utilization rate of raw salt in soda production, China’s famous chemist Hou Debang successfully created soda and ammonium chloride dual manufacture process in sichuan in 1943. This laid the foundation for mass production.

Specification of Ammonium chloride

Items Specification
NH4Cl Content (dry basis) % ≥99.5
Nitrogen content (dry basis)% 25.0min
Moisture% ≤0.5
Residue after Ignition    % ≤ 0.4
Iron Content (as Fe)     % ≤0.0005
Heavy Metal (as Pb)     % ≤0.0005
Sulphate Content (as SO4) % ≤ 0.02
PH Value(200g/L solution,temerature 25℃) 4.0-5.8

Benifit of Ammonium chloride

For Soil:

  • Increases the content of humus in soils and improves nutrient uptake
  • Promotes biological activity in soil
  • Improves the physical and chemical qualities of soils
  • Reduces stress factors for soil; especially in alkaline soils with a high content of salts

For Plant:

  • Provides a well-balanced nutrient ratio
  • Keeps 60% of nitrogen readily available and 40% as slow-release N
  • Contains trace elements as humic acid complexes
  • Stimulates nutrient uptake by combining nutrients and humic acids
  • Improves the availability of nutrients through humic acids

Application

The dominant application of ammonium chloride is as a nitrogen source in fertilizers (corresponding to 90% of the world production of ammonium chloride) such as chloroammonium phosphate. The main crops fertilized this way are rice and wheat in Asia

Agriculture grade Ammonium chloride application:
Agriculture grade Ammonium chloride is a kind of important nitrogen fertilizer. It can increase the output of quite a number of crops, which has been showed by a large number of field experiments. In the tropical and subtropical regions, ammonium chloride shows better effectiveness than urea, ammonium sulfate and other nitrogen fertilizer.