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Other Nasty gases, Dr. D. Penney
a.k.a. "laughing gas", dinitrogen monoxide, hyponitrous acid anhydride
Formula - N
One of 3 gases referred to collectively as
Colorless gas, slightly sweetish odor and taste; combustible
M.W. = 44.01; 63.65% N, 36.35% O
Density (gas) = 1.53
Solubility in water - 1 liter/1.5 liters at 20 degr. C. (2 atm); soluble in alcohol, ether & oils.
Stable and rather inert chemically at room temp.
Occurrence in Earth's atmosphere - 0.00005% (v/v)
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