Nitrous Oxide is a chemical compound
of Nitogen and Oxygen. Its Chemical symbol is N20.
It is colourless, non flammable and nontoxic gas with a
slightly sweetish taste & odour. The most common way
of distributing Nitrous oxide is as a compressed liquid
in Cylinders of the same kind, as used for oxygen, Nitrogen
etc. The pressure in Nitrous oxide cylinders is approximately
50 Bars at 20oC
It is stable and comparatively un-reactive chemical compound
at ordinary temperatures. At elevated temperatures,
however, the gas decomposes to Nitrogen & Oxygen.
It supports combustion and hence organic substances particularly
oil and greases which are petrochemical in nature must be
kept away from the gas.