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Calcium nitride

chemical compound

Calcium nitride is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is Ca3N2. It contains calcium and nitride ions.

Calcium nitride
Names
IUPAC name
Calcium nitride
Other names
tricalcium dinitride
Identifiers
ECHA InfoCard 100.031.435
EC Number 234-592-9
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Properties
Ca3N2
Molar mass 148.25 g·mol−1
Appearance red-brown crystalline solid
Density 2.670 g/cm3
2.63 g/cm3 (17 °C)
Melting point 1,195 °C (2,183 °F; 1,468 K)
decomposes
Structure
Cubic, cI80
Ia-3, No. 206
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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PropertiesEdit

It is a red-brown solid. It reacts with water to make calcium hydroxide and ammonia. It reacts with hydrogen to make calcium hydride and calcium amide.

PreparationEdit

It is made by burning calcium in nitrogen. It is also made when calcium burns in air.

UsesEdit

It can be used as a source of the reactive nitride ion.

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