Ammonium Perchlorate Lab Report

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Figure 3. Possible reaction mechanism for the decomposition of ammonium perchlorate. Based on the findings from all of the used techniques, the species formed in the beginning are ammonium ion, oxygen and chlorine species. The decomposition products of ammonium ion were hydroxylamine, ammonia and nitrogen dioxide. The perchlorate ion loses one of the oxygen atoms and forms chlorate ion. The ammonia is lost in reaction through formation of hydroxylamine, which is formed in reaction between ammonia and oxygen. There is also a decrease in concentration of hydroxylamine, which presumably reacts with oxygen and gives nitrogen dioxide and water. The other reaction that decomposes ammonia is formation of molecular nitrogen and hydrogen, either molecular or atomic. The unreacted oxygen atoms form molecular oxygen. Chlorates decompose to chlorites and chlorine dioxide. The main results obtained in this study are based on the simulations and quantitative data about change in concentration in time. This is one of the nice examples of the use of this technique for solving general and applied chemistry problems that have strong impact on industry and engineering. The same technique was used for the investigation of the explosives and explosive-related compounds, in the work by Mullen and …show more content…
In conclusion this technique is supposed to be used for the analysis of carcinogenic substances, their impact on human health and environment. Due to the application of this system, author suggest its use for analysis of higher parts of atmosphere, troposphere and stratosphere, because this is where the most of reactions of decomposition happen due to the interaction with ultra-violet light. The real time analysis is beneficial for collection of large data sets on the possible processes occurring in atmosphere and prediction of the concentrations of molecules of

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