The Chemical Formula For Calcium Nitride

The Chemical Formula For Calcium Nitride

2023-04-06 10:50:03  Blog

The chemical formula of calcium nitride is Ca3N2. It is a red-brown crystalline solid compound made up of calcium and nitrogen. It is formed along with the oxide, CaO, when calcium burns in the air.

There are several isomorphs of this material. a-calcium nitride is the most common form.

This isomorphous form of nitride is used to prepare high-end phosphors. It is also used in diamond tools, metal ceramics, and high-temperature alloy additives.

In order to make this isomorphous, it is heated in pure N2 gas flow at 450 for 3 to 4 hours. This temperature is the highest at which calcium nitride can be made. Because of the crystalline transformation of calcium metal at this temperature (hexagonal crystal Ca - body-centered cubic Ca), the lattice structure becomes loose, and nitriding reaction speed is very fast.

When calcium nitride is dissolved in water, it forms calcium hydroxide which releases ammonia. The resulting solution is soluble in dilute acid and decomposes in anhydrous alcohol.

It is an important reagent in the chemical industry. It can be reacted with hydrogen to obtain active nitride ions. It can also be used as a desiccant, reducing agent and chemical analysis reagent. It is suitable for the production of light-emitting diode phosphors and hydrogen fuel cells. It is available in bulk quantity. is a leading supplier and manufacturer of high-quality calcium nitride. Contact us to learn more!


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