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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
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nitric acid

n ácido nítrico
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Hair samples were then treated with 8ml concentrated HNO3 for decomposition in crucibles enclosed with the crucible lid and were placed on the hot plate.
Approximately 1.5 g of each tissue (properly mixed) was weighed and transferred to cleaned Teflon digestion vessels followed by the addition of 9.0 mL HNO3 (70%) and 3.0 mL hydrogen peroxide (30%).
(1) Take 4.84 g of Hg[(NO3).sub.2] and 0.5 cc of concentrated HNO3 dissolved in 1L of distilled water.
The effects of HCl solution, H2SO4 solution, and HNO3 solution on La(III) migration were studied, respectively, in this experiment, keeping the acidity of the analytic phase in dispersed phase stable.
The samples of white and yellow maize flour were pre-digested in nitric acid (HNO3) as described in the literature Chung et al.
Then, 6 ml of 65 % nitric acid (HNO3), and 2 ml of 35 % hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) were added for acid digestion.
All glassware used throughout the analytical activities were immersed in 8N HNO3 overnight and washed with several changes of de-ionized water prior to use.
The 0.1M HNO3 solution was used to elute [Cd.sup.2+] from both biomass.
After the oxidation of ammonia it is in this column that nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is absorbed in water to produce nitric acid (HNO3).