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Laughing gas with formula and effects

Laughing gas

laughing gas is Nitrous oxide, also called nitrogen monoxide, one of many nitrogen oxides, colorless, has a pleasant smell, sweet taste, and inhalation causes no pain. Mild hysteria is sometimes associated with laughter, and inhaling small amounts of it causes a short cheerful effect, as it is used as a recreational drug that has sometimes led to addiction.

Formula of laughing gas(Nitrous oxide)

IUPAC ID: Dinitrogen monoxide
Molar mass: 44.013 g/mol
Formula: N2O
Density: 1.98 kg/m³
Boiling point: -88.48 °C
Melting point: -90.86 °C
Soluble in: Water, Sulfuric acid, Ethanol, Ether

Uses of laughing gas(Nitrous oxide)

Nitrous oxide is used as a medical anesthetic and a pain reliever, causing loss of contact with all sensations of pain and often unconsciousness. Nitrous oxide is the first inhaled drug in the medical profession worldwide, and is also used in dental clinics in the United States, but it is usually considered as a painkiller during In Europe, Canada, and Australia, doctors also use it in emergency situations to quickly relieve pain during a variety of medical conditions, such as heart attacks, severe burns, kidney stones, fractures, and dislocations.

Who discover the Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide (Laughter) was first identified by Joseph Priestley in 1772, and years later in the late 1890s British chemist Humphry Davy began experimenting with the effects of inhaling nitrous oxide gas and noted its delightful effects. Especially the way he made him want to laugh, which gave him his popular nickname, Laughing Gas, and Davy published his findings in 1800.

How Does The gas Works?

The gas enters the bloodstream through the lungs when nitrous oxide is inhaled and reaches the brain rapidly.It releases natural opioids into the body, endorphins and dopamine, and acts as an anesthetic by stabilizing neuronal activity in the brain.

Effects of laughing gas

Effects of laughing gas are as follows:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diffusion hypoxia

The incidence of these side effects increases the longer the patient is exposed to the gas, and when used at higher doses it is dangreous for humans.

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