Nitrous Oxide

Erin Boucher

Uses of Nitrous Oxide

  • Medical/dental anesthesia and analgesia
  • Food processing propellant
  • Auto racing engine injection

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Colorless
  • Slightly sweet odor
  • Melts at -90.81°C
  • Boils at -88.46 °C
  • Highly soluble in alcohol, ether, oils and sulfuric acid
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Fun Facts

  • N2O is a simple gas that when inhaled causes rapid pain relief
  • It has a tendency to cause laughter when inhaled
  • It is used in the form of whipped cream chargers
  • It does not put you to sleep, you are able to hear and talk