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
Translations
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ni·tric ac·id

n. ácido nítrico.

nitric acid

n ácido nítrico
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As he dropped the last grisly fragment of the dismembered and mutilated body into the small vat of nitric acid that was to devour every trace of the horrid evidence which might easily send him to the gallows, the man sank weakly into a chair and throwing his body forward upon his great, teak desk buried his face in his arms, breaking into dry, moaning sobs.
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