nitrogen dioxide


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nitrogen dioxide

n.
A deadly poisonous reddish brown gas, NO2, denser than air, often found in smog and automobile exhaust fumes and synthesized for use as a nitrating agent, a catalyst, and an oxidizing agent.

nitrogen dioxide

n
(Elements & Compounds) a red-brown poisonous irritating gas that, at ordinary temperatures, exists in equilibrium with dinitrogen tetroxide. It is an intermediate in the manufacture of nitric acid, a nitrating agent, and also an oxidizer for rocket fuels. Formula: NO2

ni′trogen diox′ide


n.
a reddish brown, highly poisonous gas, NO2, used in the manufacture of nitric and sulfuric acids and as a nitrating and oxidizing agent: a major air pollutant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nitrogen dioxide - a highly poisonous brown gas (NO2)
dioxide - an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
Translations
typpidioksidi
diossido di azoto

nitrogen dioxide

nStickstoffdioxid nt
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