Nitrous use as a propellant and in cooking

Given the vast range of uses of nitrous oxide, it does not come as a surprise that this gas is also used in various different cooking processes.  When it comes to cooking, you need to have the right equipment available, and the most important thing is to have the right tools. A set of nitrous […]

The discovery of N20

N20, or nitrous oxide, is a colorless, odorless gas that is commonly produced through a range of different industrial and natural processes. Since it was found, nitrous oxide has developed greatly as one of the most frequently used gases, and now contributes significantly to the overall production of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. However, the […]

Simple home experiments with nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas as it is commonly known is a popular gas that is used in the manufacture of fertilizer as well as in a number of different other synthetic activities. Even though the primary uses of nitrous oxide are industrial, it can be easily produced by a simple laboratory experiment.

Nitrous oxide in rocket motors

Nitrous oxide is used in large scale rocketry and also on the home-made scale with the use of nitrous oxide cream chargers in small rockets – eg here in what are known as hybrid rockets.

How to make nitrous oxide in a laboratory

Nitrous oxide is a colorless gas with a sweet smell and a sweet taste to it. The gas is used primarily as an anesthetic in surgical operations and is also produced on a mass scale for a number of different reasons. These instructions will make nitrous oxide but not in a pure form and it […]