General & Amazing Chemistry

General & Amazing Chemistry

Automotive Airbags:

Automotive airbags contain the supremely toxic salt sodium azide NaN3. In the event of a collision, a signal from the vehicle’s deceleration sensors trigger an electrical impulse which raises the temperature around the salt dramatically, causing it to decompose into harmless nitrogen gas N2 which rapidly expands into the airbag.

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  • October 2, 2017 at 7:11 pm
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