Calcium nitride

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Calcium nitride
Names
IUPAC name
Calcium nitride
Other names
tricalcium dinitride
Identifiers
ECHA InfoCard 100.031.435
EC Number
  • 234-592-9
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Properties
Ca3N2
Molar mass 148.25 g·mol−1
Appearance red-brown crystalline solid
Density 2.670 g/cm3
2.63 g/cm3 (17 °C)
Melting point 1,195 °C (2,183 °F; 1,468 K)
decomposes
Structure
Cubic, cI80
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Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Calcium nitride is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is Ca3N2. It contains calcium and nitride ions.

Properties[change | change source]

It is a red-brown solid. It reacts with water to make calcium hydroxide and ammonia. It reacts with hydrogen to make calcium hydride and calcium amide.

Preparation[change | change source]

It is made by burning calcium in nitrogen. It is also made when calcium burns in air.

Uses[change | change source]

It can be used as a source of the reactive nitride ion.

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