Dichloramine

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Dichloramine
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Identifiers
PubChem 76939
ChemSpider 69389 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula HCl2N
Molar mass 85.92 g mol−1
Appearance yellow gas[1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Dichloramine is a reactive inorganic compound. It has the formula NHCl2. The yellow gas is unstable and reacts with many materials.[1] It is formed by a reaction between ammonia and chlorine or sodium hypochlorite. It is a byproduct formed during the synthesis of chloramine and nitrogen trichloride.

Synthesis[edit]

Dichloramine can be prepared by a reaction between chloramine and chlorine or sodium hypochlorite:[1]

\mathrm{NH_2Cl + Cl_2 \longrightarrow NHCl_2 + HCl}

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Holleman-Wiberg: Lehrbuch der Anorganischen Chemie, 102. Auflage, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-11-017770-1.