Ammonium Sulfate - (NH4)2SO4

What is Ammonium Sulfate?

Ammonium Sulfate is an inorganic salt with a chemical formula (NH4)2SO4. It is non-hazardous to human. It is also known as Diammonium sulfate or Sulfuric acid diammonium salt. It has no smell and dissolves in water easily.

It does not dissolve in acetone. It appears as a crystalline solid white in color and has a salty taste. It is widely used as a fertilizer for soil which contains 21% nitrogen and 24% sulfur.

Properties of Ammonium Sulfate – (NH4)2SO4

(NH4)2SO4 Ammonium Sulfate
Molecular Weight/ Molar Mass 132.14 g/mol
Density 1.77 g/cm³
Appears Fine white crystals or hygroscopic granules
Melting Point 235 to 280 °C

Ammonium Sulfate structure – (NH4)2SO4

(NH4)2SO4 Uses (Ammonium Sulfate)

  • It is used in the chemical fractionation of proteins

  • It is used as a food additive

  • It is used as a flame retardant

  • It is used in the precipitation of ammonium persulfate and other ammonium salts

  • It is used as a vaccine to control various diseases

  • It is used as a cleaning additive

  • It is used as a pH controller for solutions and cultures

  • It is used in wallboard as a binding material

  • It is used in the tanning of leather

  • It is used in medicine as it is safe for consumption

  • It is used as a dough conditioner in bread products

  • It is used in textile industries