# What compound is commonly called laughing gas?

##### 1 Answer
Aug 21, 2016

${N}_{2} O \text{ nitrous oxide}$.

#### Explanation:

${N}_{2} O$ used to be employed by dentists as an anaesthetic. I do not think it is used as often now because they seem to have better drugs. Mind you, if you go to a club or a rave often you see people pushing the gas in balloons.