Laughing gas - Nitrous Oxide N2O

by Ramya 2010-01-30 09:08:54

Laughing gas - Nitrous Oxide:

Chemical name of the laughing gas is Nitrous Oxide and chemical formula is N2O.

Why it makes us Laugh?

Breathing air after inhaling high concentrations of the gas sometimes lead to hysterical laughter. It also lead to a cessation of pain and "laughing gas" became the first artifical anaesthetic.

Laughing gas:

NH4NO3(s) -> 2 H2O(g) + N2O(g)

Nitrous oxide has also been linked to birth defects, nerve damage, and permanent organ damage.

Linear Structure of Nitrous Oxide:

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