Ammonia is stable but very reactive.

  • image-20180629112346-1Stable to heat and light.
  • Reacts violently and explosively with oxidizing gases such as chlorine, bromine, and other halogens.
  • Reacts explosively with hypochlorites such as bleach.
  • Reacts vigorously with acids.
  • Highly reactive with reducing agents.
  • Forms explosive compounds with silver and mercury.
  • Hazardous polymerization will not occur. Polymerization is the formation of long organic or inorganic chemical chains.
  • Ammonia is a nonflammable gas, but it will ignite within vapor concentration limits of 15 percent and 28 percent at a temperature of 1204°F. Complete combustion forms oxides of nitrogen and water vapor.
  • Corrosive to copper, zinc, tin, brass, and galvanized steel surfaces.
  • Not corrosive to mild steel, glass, or stainless steel (304 or 316).

Dissolves in water with the evolution of heat to form ammonium hydroxide. Action upon contact is vigorous