Accession Number:

ADA193893

Title:

Thermal Characteristics of Concentrated Hydroxylammonium Nitrate Solutions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1986-Oct 1987

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The thermal response of concentrated hydroxylammonium nitrate solutions has been studied where solutions have been brought to boiling, with only a small degree of decomposition being noted over protracted time periods. Boiling points were related to molar concentration and the decomposition gases N2 and N2O were measured to be in the ratio of 12. Also, the boiling point for propellant 1845 was measured to be 127 C, which is in agreement with previous vapor pressure extrapolations. Keywords Hydroxylammonium nitrate, Liquid propellants, HAN, 1845, Boiling point.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE