NH4NO3 (aq) 2 H2O (l) + N2O (g)

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

N-III - 4 e- NI (oxidation)

NV + 4 e- NI (reduction)

NH4NO3 is a reducing agent, NH4NO3 is an oxidizing agent (synproportionation).

This is a gas evolution reaction, N2O is the formed gas.

Reactants:

  • NH4NO3Ammonium nitrate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Other names: Nitric acid, ammonium salt source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: White/grey solid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Colourless-to-white hygroscopic solid in various forms source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04

Products:

  • H2OWater, oxidane source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Water (H2O) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen hydroxide (HH or HOH) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid, almost colorless liquid with a hint of blue, colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
  • N2ODinitrogen monoxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Nitrous oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Laughing gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Sweet air source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: Colourless gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Colourless compressed liquefied gas with characteristic odour source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Colorless gas with a slightly sweet odor. [inhalation anesthetic] [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02