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Cerous nitride, CeN

Gas is violently evolved when a little water is added to the nitride: -

CeN + 2H2O = CeO2 + NH3 + H.

It dissolves in acids, producing cerous and ammonium salts, e.g.: -

2CeN + 4H2SO4 = Ce2(SO4)3 + (NH4)2SO4.
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