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Laughing Gas

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Sophia Lin

on 8 May 2011

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Laughing Gas General Information... Laughing Gas has many different names. These names include Nitrous Oxide, Dinitrogen Monoxide, Hyponitrous acid anhydride and Facticious air. IUPAC Name Dinitrogen Monoxide Discovered by English chemist Joseph Priestly in 1772 Later named Nitrous Oxide by English chemist Humphry Davy Structure How it acts in the body Physical Properties
At room temperature...
Slightly sweet taste Kills pain
Induces pleasureable feeling
Euphoric feeling throughout entire body
Unwanted side effects... Four Levels of Sedation 1. Tingling sensation in arms and legs
2. Warm feeling throughout entire body
3. Feeling of euphoria
4. Sleepiness • Disorientation (both spatial and time-based)
• Fixated vision
• Throbbing or pulsating auditory hallucinations
• Similarly pulsating visual hallucinations
• Increased pain threshold
• Deeper mental connections
• Lowered vocal pitch (opposite of helium)
Due to the lack of oxygen in pure nitrous oxide, it may only be used safely in short periods of time. If used for too long, it may cause unconciousness or even death. Because of this, oxygen gas is usually added to nitrous oxide. Fun Facts Used to be the drug of choice in the late 1700's and early 1800's Laughing gas was also used as a source of entertainment If sedated too heavliy, user may also experience unplesant flashbacks. "I am sure the air in heaven must be this wonder working gas of delight."

- Robert Southey Global: Air pollutant and Greenhouse gas
Use: Surgery
Molar Mass: 44.013 g/mol
Melting Point: -90.86 C
Boiling Point: -88.48 C Works Cited:
"Laughing Gas - Nitrous Oxide - Relative Analgesia - Inhalation Sedation." Dental Phobia and Dental Anxiety. Web. 08 May 2011. <http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/help/sedation-dentistry/laughing-gas/>.
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Nitrous Oxide FAQ. Web. 08 May 2011. <http://www.justsayn2o.com/>.
"Nitrous Oxide." School of Chemistry - Bristol University - UK. Web. 08 May 2011. <http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/n2o/n2oh.htm>.
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