nitric acid

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nitric acid

n.
A colorless to yellowish, fuming corrosive liquid, HNO3, a highly reactive oxidizing agent used in the production of fertilizers, explosives, and rocket fuels and in a wide variety of industrial metallurgical processes. Also called aqua fortis.

nitric acid

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless or yellowish fuming corrosive liquid usually used in aqueous solution. It is an oxidizing agent and a strong monobasic acid: important in the manufacture of fertilizers, explosives, and many other chemicals. Formula: HNO3. Former name: aqua fortis

ni′tric ac′id


n.
a colorless or yellowish, fuming, suffocating, caustic, water-soluble liquid, HNO3, used chiefly in the manufacture of explosives and fertilizers and in organic synthesis.
[1790–1800]

nitric acid

A clear, colorless to yellow liquid, HNO3. It is very corrosive and is used to make fertilizers, explosives, dyes, and rocket fuels. Nitric acid can dissolve most metals.
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Noun1.nitric acid - acid used especially in the production of fertilizers and explosives and rocket fuelsnitric acid - acid used especially in the production of fertilizers and explosives and rocket fuels
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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ni·tric ac·id

n. ácido nítrico.

nitric acid

n ácido nítrico
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