Detonation of Nitrogen Iodide, NI3NH3

  title={Detonation of Nitrogen Iodide, NI3NH3},
  author={W. Garner and W. E. Latchem},
WHEN moist nitrogen iodide is suspended in air over phosphorus pentoxide in a glass vessel and the vessel evacuated by a mercury vapour pump, the crystals detonate as soon as they become dry. On the other hand, the substance can be completely decomposed into iodine and permanent gases without detonation occurring if the pressure of the permanent gases be not allowed to fall below 2 × 10−3 cm. At room temperature the decomposition can be com-pleted in 12–24 hours. On carrying out the… Expand