nitrous acid

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nitrous acid

n.
A weak inorganic acid, HNO2, existing only in solution or in the form of its salts.

nitrous acid

n
(Elements & Compounds) a weak monobasic acid known only in solution and in the form of nitrite salts. Formula: HNO2. Systematic name: dioxonitric(III) acid

ni′trous ac′id


n.
an acid, HNO2, known only in solution.
[1670–80]
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Noun1.nitrous acid - an unstable inorganic acid known only in solution and as nitrite salts
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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As NO production from nitrite proceeds via HNO2 and N2O3 formation, which are both potent nitrosants [3], it remains to be clarified if one or both these intermediates are involved.
Oxidation by radicals is very fast and may cause high concentrations of nitrogen dioxide at roadsides, especially if high concentrators of HNO2 provide OH radicals [3].
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