Glossary Term: NH4OH

Ammonia solution, also known as ammonium hydroxide, ammonia water, ammonical liquor, ammonia liquor, aqua ammonia, aqueous ammonia, or simply ammonia, is a solution of ammonia in water. It can be denoted by the symbols NH3. Ammonium Hydroxide can be used as an alternative to KOH and . A 10% solution is common, with some mycologists preferring a 2.5%, 3%, or 5% solution. It should be noted here that Ammonium Hydroxide is listed as corrosive and a small amount will release powerful fumes into the work area. A benefit in working with it, however, is found in comparison to KOH – it does not leave a crystallized (solid state) residue upon drying. This solution should be handled with the appropriate level of care and respect. Note: A 4oz bottle of 20% Ammonium Hydroxide can be diluted to 10% by adding 4oz of distilled water.

Version: 1

Created: 2019-06-26 06:15:17 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2019-06-26 06:15:17 CDT (-0400)