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I would like to put in a request for information on the definitions of dissolved ammonium, free/exchangeable ammonium and fixed ammonium.


how do we calculate the relative mass formula of ammonium??? someone please help! lyndzi xxx

Explanation for deleting iminium ion[edit]

About a week ago, two mentions of the iminium ion were inserted into this article, effectively stating that an ammonium ion can be called an iminium ion. This is not correct. An iminium ion is the result of putting a positive charge on the nitrogen of an imine. An imine is a compound whose characteristic functional group consists of a nitrogen atom double-bonded to a carbon atom. In order to verify that an iminium ion is not the same as an ammonium ion, I searched for iminium on the web and found the following three references that discuss iminium ions or compounds.

defines iminium cation as an ion with the structure R2C=N+R2, obviously not the same as an ammonium ion.
shows the formation of an iminium ion with the structure R1R2N+=CHR3


shows how an imine is protonated to iminium
R2C=NR ---> R2C=N+HR

I removed both mentions of iminium from the Ammonium article. H Padleckas 10:32, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Double arrow in older image and placement of new pic[edit]

What is wrong with the double arrow in the image? I assume you mean the double arrow in the protonation reaction image. Should the arrows be two single-barbed arrows pointing opposite of each other? If so, I can fix that. A single double-headed arrow would not be correct; that is for resonance structures, not for chemical reactions (such as tautomerism). I suspect the only reason single-barbed arrows were used in the past was laziness to write out the full arrowheads, and it became accepted as a common practice. H Padleckas 16:19, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Yes, I think it should be single-barbed arrows ("⇌" in Unicode-compliant browsers). I cannot remember that I have ever seen a full arrowhead in a scientific publication or book. Cacycle 17:05, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)
I have uploaded a modified version of the image with single-barbed arrows.
H Padleckas 01:58, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Also, I liked the position of the new "HCl-NH3 fume" pic where I had it placed in the prior edit. In its prior position, this pic was right next to the previously-existing "reacting fumes discussion" in the text. The new position of the pic lets the word "The" float between the two images in an unsightly manner and is no longer next to the discussion. It also crowds the top of the page being together with the other image. H Padleckas 16:19, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)

That seems to be browser / display-resolution dependent. In Mozilla 1024x768 the photo was sticking to the lower left of the reaction image, leaving a large white text-free space. Cacycle 17:05, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I fixed the "The" problem by placing a non-breaking space after it. H Padleckas 00:48, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC)

List of Ammonium Salts[edit]

I think it was a good idea to move the ammonium salts out of Ammonia. There is more room for them here in Ammonium and I like them here better. H Padleckas 00:52, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your support: it was recommended in the worklist of the Chemicals WikiProject, and I just did it. Now we can work on further improving the ammonia article to A-Class. I like your initiatives there and the things that you propose on the talk page there. Wim van Dorst 20:43, 2005 Jun 13 (UTC).
Sorry to spoil the party, but this list doesn't really fit in here either: it should be a link to Category:Ammonium compounds. I shall have to take on my role as Stubmaker-in-general to WP:Chem... In any case, this page needs plenty of work on it:
  • weak acid propeties of ammonium (cringingly bad for the moment)
  • industrial importance of ammonium salts (fertilisers, explosives...)
  • qualitative analysis of ammonium ions (alkali test)
Physchim62 15:49, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Do you mean to make all tiny stubs out of the section? That's a good idea too. And the recommendations for the page are good as well. So much to do and only 24h per day to do them in. Wim van Dorst 20:09, 2005 Jun 21 (UTC).

  • Good idea done. I'll leave the text editorial work on the remaining article to somebody else. Wim van Dorst 20:55, 2005 Jun 21 (UTC).

Question[edit]

What is the ΔS for ammonium in J/mol*K?

Structural Formula of Ammonium[edit]

What is the structural formula of ammonium?Patchouli 09:32, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Acid or metal[edit]

Is ammonium a metal,which is what I was told, or is it a acid,like you say here? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 64.12.116.201 (talkcontribs) .

It's definitely not a metal, and it's only a very weak acid (you wouldn't usually call it an acid except in the phrases "conjugate acid" of ammonia or "acts as an acid" to a stronger base). —Keenan Pepper 01:23, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Ammonium amalgam[edit]

Why ammonium amalgam section was deleted? It is a wide-known substance, see [1] for example. Raoul NK 16:26, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

I have reverted my editions, if anybody will delete them, please explain here. Raoul NK 13:53, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Format & reinstall[edit]

THe symbol NH+
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does appear like a NH4 in M$'s Internet Explorer, instead of NH4+. Albmont (talk) 13:05, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Is ammonium hexachloroplatinate a simple salt[edit]

See title. it says 'most simple salts are very solbule. An exeptio to this ammonium hexachloroplatinate, — Preceding unsigned comment added by GingerGeek (talkcontribs) 14:24, 31 May 2013 (UTC)