How airbags work

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

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Silicon

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Nitrogen (N₂) (basic)

A colourless, odourless, non-reactive gas, it constitutes 78.1% of Earth´s atmosphere.

The process of glass production

Glass items are an integral part of everyday life. But how are they made?

Nitrogen monoxide (Nitric oxide) (NO)

A colourless, heavier-than-air gas, an intermediate in the production of nitric acid.

Ammonium ion (NH₄⁺)

A compound ion generated when a proton is added to an ammonia molecule.

Carbon monoxide (CO) (intermediate)

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

Permanganate ion (MnO₄⁻)

Potassium permanganate is used as a disinfectant.

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