4 NH3 + 7 O2 → 4 NOO + 6 H2O
This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:
4 N-III - 28 e- → 4 NIV (oxidation)
14 O0 + 28 e- → 14 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.]