Ammonium perchlorate or ammonium nitrate?

Chemistry and homework help forum.

Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, High School Chemistry, Colledge Chemistry and University Chemistry Forum.

Share your chemistry ideas, discuss chemical problems, ask for help with scientific chemistry questions, inspire others by your chemistry vision!

Please feel free to start a scientific chemistry discussion here!

Discuss chemistry homework problems with experts!

Ask for help with chemical questions and help others with your chemistry knowledge!

Moderators: expert, ChenBeier, Xen

Post Reply
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:43 am

Ammonium perchlorate or ammonium nitrate?

Post by Mpurdin »


I was wondering why you would use ammonium perchlorate instead of ammonium nitrate as rocket propellant fuel. I checked this website and other forums but I´m not sure: ammoniumperchlorat
I hope you can help me!
Thank you
User avatar
Distinguished Member
Distinguished Member
Posts: 493
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:25 am
Location: Berlin, Germany

Post by ChenBeier »

Ammoniumnitrate is hygroscopic. It gets wet over time. So its preffered to use a dry salt.
The perchlorate ist more robust to it.
Post Reply