Nitrosylazide

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Nitrosylazide
Nitrosylazide.png
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
N4O
Molar mass 72.03 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Nitrosylazide is a highly unstable nitrogen oxide, chemical formula N4O, which can be synthesized via the following reaction of sodium azide and nitrosyl chloride at low temperatures:

Nitrosyl azide synthesis.svg

Below −50 °C, nitrosylazide exists as a pale yellow solid. Above this temperature, it decomposes into nitrous oxide (N2O) and molecular nitrogen (N2):

Nitrosyl azide reaction 01.svg

References[edit]

  • Cotton, F. Albert & Geoffrey Wilkinson (1999). Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (6th ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons. p. 331. ISBN 0-471-19957-5.