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Chemical Safety - Storing Ammonium Nitrate

  1. Jul 3, 2015 #1
    Hello, I'm thinking about creating a temporary refrigeration device for cooling items in a hot enclosure (i.e closed car in the sun), and I was thinking about using on-demand NH3NO4 as the cooling agent. I understand how the reaction works and the implications of using the chemical, but I'm more thinking about storing the chemical in a warm environment.

    So here's the question specifically: would anhydrous NH3NO4 be dangerous to store in dry, sealed containers of, say, 50-500g a piece? We'll say the absolute maximum temperature of the car will be 170 degrees F and the minimum, -30F.
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  3. Jul 4, 2015 #2
  4. Jul 6, 2015 #3
    Keep it as a solution maybe?
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