4 NH3 (g) + 3 O2 (g) → 2 N2 (g) + 6 H2O (l)
This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:
4 N-III - 12 e- → 4 N0 (oxidation)
6 O0 + 12 e- → 6 O-II (reduction)
NH3 is a reducing agent, O2 is an oxidizing agent.
- Names: Ammonia , Azane (only intended for use in naming derivatives of ammonia) , Hydrogen nitride
- Appearance: Colourless gas ; Colourless gas or compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour ; Colorless gas with a pungent, suffocating odor. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas. Easily liquefied under pressure.]
- H2O – Water, oxidane