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Ammonium Chloride is an inorganic compound with the formula NH4Cl, is a white crystalline salt, highly soluble in water. Solutions of Ammonium Chloride are mildly acidic. This mineral is commonly formed on burning coal dumps, due to condensation of coal-derived gases. It is also found around some types of volcanic vent.  It is used as a flavouring agent in some types of liquorice. It is the product from the reaction of Hydrochloric Acid and Ammonia. 

Ammonium Chloride is used as a nitrogen source in fertilizers. It works as a flux to clean the metal work surfaces.  Ammonium Chloride is used as an expectorant in cough medicine, a systemic acidifying agent in treatment of severe metabolic alkalosis, and to maintain a pH level in some treatments of urinary-tract disorders. It is used in food such as a yeast nutrient in breadmaking, a feed suppliment for cattle, and even used in baking to give cookies a crisp texture. 

Interesting fact - Giant Squid are some other large squid species maintain neutral buoyancy in seawater through an Ammonium Chloride solution which is found throughout their bodies and is lighter than seawater.


We are pleased to offer Ammonium Chloride in the following quantities:

  • Pallet Quantities - (40) 25kg Bags