# What is the solubility of NH_3 in 100 g of water at a temperature of 20°C?

Jun 9, 2016

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#### Explanation:

The commercial product ammonium hydroxide (or more correctly saturated aqueous ammonia), is approx, 30% ammonia by mass.

If you have the density available, you can solve for the aqueous concentration, and you get approx. $15 \cdot m o l \cdot {L}^{-} 1$. Note that here I careful to distinguish between aqueous ammonia, a solution of ammonia in water, with liquid or gaseous ammonia, a colourless gas at room temperature, that is very soluble in water.

Look at videos of the ammonia fountain on the web; there should be some good ones. I would post one here, but my google fu is weak, and I would not attribute it correctly.