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Ammonium Carbonate

Ammonium Carbonate Ammonium Carbonate
IUPAC Name
Diazanium Carbonate
HS Code
2836993000
Formula
(NH4)2CO3
Appearance
White Powder
Cas No.
10361-29
Common Names
Baker's Ammonia, Hartshorn
Packaging
- -
- 25 Kg Polypropylene Bags
Category
  • Food
  • Pharma
Sub Category
  • Food
  • Medicinal
  • Pharmaceuticals

Brief Overview

Ammonium carbonate is a salt that was the predecessor of baking soda and baking powder.

 

Manufacturing Process

Ammonium carbonate may be manufactured in two ways:

  • Sublimation of a mixture of ammonium sulfate and calcium carbonate

                                                           (NH4)2SO4 + CaCO3 → (NH4)2CO3 + CaSO4

  • Gaseous carbon dioxide is passed into an absorption column containing aqueous ammonia solution causing distillation. Vapors containing ammonia, carbon dioxide, and water condense to form a solid mass of crystals.

                                                                     2 NH3 + CO2 + H2O → (NH4)2CO3

Food Industry

  • Leavening agent
  • Acidity regulator

 

Medical Industry

  • Active ingredient in cough syrup
  • Emetic

 

Other Applications

  • Main component of smelling salts
  • Ingredient in smokeless tobacco products
  • Photographic lens cleaning agent
  • Luring agent for apple maggots