Inorganic Nitrogen Compounds

  • Philip J. Chenier
Part of the Topics in Applied Chemistry book series (TAPP)


Next, we consider ammonia and its derivatives in the top 50 chemicals. We have completed a study of the number one inorganic chemical sulfuric acid and its derivatives and have also studied industrial gases from which ammonia is made. Ammonia is in the top 10 chemicals and some important ammonia derivatives are listed in the top 50: ammonium nitrate, nitric acid, urea, and ammonium sulfate. Most ammonia eventually ends up in fertilizers of one type or another. The manufacturing chemistry for these chemicals is outlined below.


Nitric Acid Ammonium Sulfate Ammonium Nitrate Adipic Acid Nitrogen Dioxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip J. Chenier
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  1. 1.University of Wisconsin—Eau ClaireEau ClaireUSA

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