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ammonium phosphate

noun, Chemistry
(loosely) diammonium phosphate. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Producers add sulfuric acid to form phosphoric acid, which is later converted to ammonium phosphate.
  • Most phosphoric acid is used as ammonium phosphate in fertilizer and in the manufacture of superphosphates.
  • Several liquid ammonium phosphate fertilizer tanks have ruptured due to inadequate tank design and maintenance.
  • Common nitrogen-containing compounds used are urea, ammonium nitrate, and ammonium phosphate.

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