Hydrazoic acid

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Hydrazoic acid is a chemical compound. (It is similar to hydrogen azide, which is the gas form. Hydrazoic acid is hydrogen azide dissolved in water.) Its chemical formula is HN3. It contains hydrogen and azide ions.

Properties[change | change source]

Hydrazoic acid is very explosive. It is a powerful reducing agent. It is used to make other azides. It has an unpleasant smell.

Preparation[change | change source]

It can be made by reacting sodium azide with an acid. It can be made pure by distillation.

Uses[change | change source]

It does not have many uses, because it is very explosive and toxic.

Safety[change | change source]

Hydrazoic acid is extremely toxic, even more toxic than sodium azide. It can make very bad headaches. It has a bad odor. It does not accumulate in the body.

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