How airbags work

A compound called sodium azide is responsible for the operation of airbags.

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Chlorine (Cl₂)

A yellow-green toxic gas with a strong odour, one of the halogens.

Hydrogen chloride (HCl)

A colourless gas with a pungent odour, its solution in water is called hydrochloric acid.

Water (H₂O)

Water is a very stable compound of hydrogen and oxygen, vital for all known forms of...

Oxidising and reducing agent within a single compound

Decomposition of ammonium dichromate by heating.

Sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄)

A colourless, viscous liquid, a highly corrosive, strong acid used in several...

Sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃)

Colourless, moderate acid, only known in aqueous solution.

Red phosphorus

One of the allotropes of phosphorus.

Carbon monoxide (CO) (intermediate)

Colourless, odourless gas, highly toxic to humans and animals in high concentration.

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