Ammonium Molybdate is a white crystalline powder that decomposes in hot water, but is soluble in cold water. The compound is prepared by dissolving molybdenum trioxide in ammonia. It is used as a reagent to analyze the quantities of phosphates, arsenics, silicates and lead in water. In the electroplating industry, it is used as a fixative. In the oil industry it is used to produce biofuels that are catalyzed from Palm Oil. Ammonium Molybdate is effective in the dehydrogenation process to convert saturated fats into unsaturated fats.
Ammonium Molybdate uses in agriculture include its ability to act as a micronutrient when it is added to fertilizer. The product reverses Molybdenum deficiencies in plants, which results in increase crop yields and quality. Ammonium molybdate hazards as an acidic salt include the possibility of combustion and it can cause irritation of throat and nose when inhaled.
Chemical Formula - (NH)2MoO4