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Name: Paul
Status: other
Age: 50s
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Date: Around 1999


Question:
What is the chemical make-up of hydrazine? What are some of its properties?


Replies:
Hydrazine is to ammonia as hydrogen peroxide is to water. The atomic formula of hydrazine is N2H4, H2N-NH2. It has a melting point of 2 degrees Celsius, and a boiling point of 113.5 degrees Celsius. It is fairly toxic, causing burns by contact in addition to poisoning if ingested or inhaled. It burns vigorously in air, and if exposed to the atmosphere will react with carbon dioxide to form the explosive carbazic acid.

Richard Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
Chemical Separations Group
Argonne National Laboratory



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