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Salammoniac Mineral Data

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General Salammoniac Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NH4Cl
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 53.49 gm
   Hydrogen   7.54 %  H      -   % Calc as (NH4)2O
   Nitrogen  26.19 %  N    48.68 % (NH4)2O
   Chlorine  66.28 %  Cl   66.28 % Cl
               -   %  Cl  -14.96 % -O=Cl2   
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (NH4)Cl
Help on Environment: Environment: Volcanic fumaroles, burning coal seams and quano deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1546
Help on Locality: Locality: Etna, Vesuvius, Italy Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Alchemist's Latin name for "salt of Ammon", used by early writers for common rock salt from near the Oracle of Ammon in Egypt.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Salammoniac + Pronunciation Say SALAMMONIAC
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Sal Ammoniac - Renamed to Salammoniac by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131