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Anhydrous ammonia -> ammonical nitrogen charge?

Question asked by Jon Meredith on Aug 5, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 9, 2016 by Jon Meredith

Howdy Chemists! Chemistry was not my strong suit in school and so I'm thoroughly out of my realm. I thought I'd ask a question here because I'm hearing two different things from two different people.

 

I'm looking at a fertilizer that is ammonical nitrogen that is derived from anhydrous ammonia. Ammonium Nitrate is a neutral charge is my understanding (+ ammonium and - Nitrogen), but I have someone saying that because it's derived from anhydrous ammonia, there is no negative charge to offset the positive - thus leaving it positively charged.

 

So is it positively charged or neutral charge? Makes a huge difference for my application.

 

Thanks!

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