Calcium nitride

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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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