Talk:Magnesium nitride

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The sentence "As all metal nitrides, it reacts with water to produce ammonia gas." is misleading. It appears that the author is saying all metal nitrides produce ammonia gas when reacting with water, when what is really meant is that all metal nitrides react with water to produce some product (not necessarily NH3). —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 148.141.31.123 (talkcontribs) .

Good point. Why did you remove this comment after you made it? —Keenan Pepper 16:35, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Melting/boiling point[edit]

I was looking up MSDS, and one from ESPI metals link(I believe this source to be reputable, the database is linked to from Wikipedia) It conflicted with the Data on the infobox, so I added the MSDS link and changed the data. If you know something that says otherwise, tell me. Darkblast93 (talk) 19:18, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

This is strange. Why is the melting point higher than the boiling point? I tried googling for the "right" values, but these are the same values I find. What's going on here? How does something boil before it melts?—Tetracube (talk) 20:26, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
P.S., I found this reference, that gives a melting point as 1500°C but no boiling point:
Perrin Walker; William H. Tarn (1990). CRC handbook of metal etchants. CRC Press. p. 785. ISBN 0849336236. 
However, the following reference gives its melting point as 271°C, with a note that it decomposes:
Dale L. Perry; Sidney L. Phillips (1995). Handbook of Inorganic Compounds. CRC Press. p. 241. ISBN 0849386713. .
So, I'm not sure which source to believe here; seems that they are inconsistent with each other.—Tetracube (talk) 20:52, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

24.111.154.139 (talk) 21:07, 18 July 2009 (UTC) I believe all incorrect data on boiling point are linked to just one original document, MSDS. There are not many other sources on the boiling point. Certainly, it could not boil before it melts. The m.p. depends on the purity. I am working with magnesium nitride prepared by myself, which does not melt at least until 600 C. It was prepared from pure magnesium powder in a stream of nitrogen slowly rasing temp. In a fast temp. rise magnesium ignites around 300 C in pure nitrogen. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.111.154.139 (talk) 21:01, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

So do you have a citable reference for the "real" melting/boiling points of Mg
3
N
2
, assuming it has a consistent melting/boiling point?—Tetracube (talk) 20:16, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

I think the first equation's unbalanced — Preceding unsigned comment added by 115.186.48.63 (talk) 16:24, 22 January 2012 (UTC)