ammonium ammonium  /ə ˈmoʊ ni əm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the ion NH4 derived from ammonia; behaves in many respects like an alkali metal ion

Usage(s):

  1. It wasn't common for someone to buy a ton of ammonium nitrate.
  2. A mixture of TATP and ammonium nitrate was used in suicide bombs in Casablanca, Moroco on May 16, 2003.
  3. And don't forget your feces powder: bird droppings mixed with ammonium bicarbonate which, when sprinkled on the floor, make a new birdhouse smell like a well-established one.

News

  1. City of West Files Lawsuit Against Plant, Suppliers

    The City of West filed a lawsuit Friday alleging the West Fertilizer Company and its supplier of ammonium nitrate were negligent in taking safety precautions before the April 17 blast.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KXXV Waco

  2. City Of West Sues Fertilizer Plant, Manufacturer

    The City of West filed a lawsuit Friday against West Fertilizer Co. and against the company that sold the plant hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate, alleging negligence in the deadly and destructive April 17 fertilizer plant explosion.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KWTX-TV Waco

  3. Winona Senior High School evacuated after chemical spill

    Winona Senior High School was evacuated Tuesday morning after an ammonium sulfide spill.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: KTTC Rochester

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Quotes

  1. "We have arrested two people and have detained several (more) people for questioning," Raje said. "RDX and ammonium nitrate were used. Ball-bearings were used, which have weight, and they behave like tiny missiles. Timing devices were used....
    on May 14, 2008 By: Vasundhara Raje Source: Fox Sports

  2. "After conducting extensive market inquiries, the ACCC concluded that the proposed acquisition would not be likely to substantially lessen competition in the manufacture and supply of ammonia, ammonium nitrate or fertiliser products," ACCC...
    on May 14, 2008 By: Graeme Samuel Source: The Age

  3. Asked about the role of the Harkat-ul Jehadi Islami (HuJI) behind the nine blasts at seven places in a spate of 15 minutes, Kataria said: "It is a well planned terror strike. Militants have used RDX and high explosives like ammonium nitrate and...
    on May 14, 2008 By: Gulab Chand Kataria Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

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