But the ammonia leak in November, and now the radiation leak and deteriorating tubes, might lead some to conclude otherwise.
He instinctively knew it was coming from the 50-year-old fertilizer plant and ammonia storage facility a few blocks away.
Is she back in the orphanage where it smells like ammonia and cooked cabbage?
Neutralise hydrosulphocyanic acid with ammonia, and gently evaporate the solution to dryness, by the heat of a water bath.
The second form in which nitrogen is present in soil is as ammonia.
Then a drop of ammonia will produce the green or somewhat bluish zone, which is much more persistent than that due to chlorine.
The most of the nitrogen is present as uric acid and ammonia.
It is more abundant in this form than as ammonia; but still, compared with the organic nitrogen, its amount is trifling.
November: At work on the action of carbonate of ammonia on plants.
When mixed with the soil it ferments, and the nitrogen it contains is converted into ammonia.
1799, Modern Latin, coined 1782 by Swedish chemist Torbern Bergman (1735-1784) for gas obtained from sal ammoniac, salt deposits containing ammonium chloride found near temple of Jupiter Ammon (from Egyptian God Amun) in Libya, from Greek ammoniakos "belonging to Ammon." The shrine was ancient already in Augustus' day, and the salts were prepared "from the sands where the camels waited while their masters prayed for good omens" [Shipley].
There also was a gum form of sal ammoniac, from a wild plant that grew near the shrine, and across North Africa and Asia. A less likely theory traces the name to Greek Armeniakon "Armenian," because the substance also was found in Armenia. Also known as spirit of hartshorn and volatile or animal alkali.
ammonia am·mo·nia (ə-mōn'yə)
A colorless, pungent gas used to manufacture a wide variety of nitrogen-containing organic and inorganic chemicals.