Ammonium chloride, an inorganic compound with the formula NH4Cl, is a white crystalline salt, highly soluble in water. Solutions of ammonium chloride are mildly acidic. Sal Ammoniac is a name of the natural, mineralogical form of ammonium chloride. The mineral is commonly formed on burning coal dumps, due to condensation of coal-derived gases. It is also found around some types of volcanic vent. It is used as a flavoring agent in some types of liquorice. It is the product from the reaction of hydrochloric acid and ammonia.
- It is mainly used for making dry cell and storage battery ,dyeing aid, electroplating bath additive and analytical reagent.
- It also used in tanning, pharmacy, precision casting and photography
- Synonyms: Sal ammoniac,Salmiac, Nushadir salt, Sal armagnac, Salt armoniack
- CAS No.: 12125-02-9
- Molecular Weight: 72.06
- Chemical Formula: NH4Cl