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Calcium nitride
IUPAC name
Calcium nitride
Other names
tricalcium dinitride
CAS number 12013-82-0
PubChem 3387080
EC number 234-592-9
Molecular formula Ca3N2
Molar mass 148.25 g mol-1
Appearance red-brown crystalline solid
Density 2.670 g/cm3
2.63 g/cm3 (17 °C)
Melting point

1195 °C, 1468 K, 2183 °F

Solubility in water decomposes
Crystal structure Cubic, cI80
Space group Ia-3, No. 206
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Calcium nitride is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is Ca3N2. It contains calcium and nitride ions.


It is a red-brown solid. It reacts with water to make calcium hydroxide and ammonia. It reacts with hydrogen to make calcium hydride and calcium amide.


It is made by burning calcium in nitrogen. It is also made when calcium burns in air.


It can be used as a source of the reactive nitride ion.

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