nitrogen tetroxide


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nitrogen tetroxide

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1. (Elements & Compounds) another name for dinitrogen tetroxide
2. (Elements & Compounds) a brown liquefied mixture of nitrogen dioxide and dinitrogen tetroxide, used as a nitrating, bleaching, and oxidizing agent
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The oxidizer nitrogen tetroxide is nitrogen and oxygen again with double bonds on the nitrogen making it toxic," he explained.
This part of the facility was constructed to withstand exploding hypergolic fuels such as monomethyl hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide.
NASA studies favored liquid-oxygen/methane propulsion for the new spacecraft because it eliminates the need for special ground-handling procedures associated with traditional -- and dangerous -- nitrogen tetroxide and monomethyl hydrazine propulsion systems.
The technical specifications required the missiles to not leak fluids, but unexpected weld and metal porosity caused the missiles to leak gasses, namely Unsymmetrical Di-Methyl Hydrazine ([CH312N2H2) & Nitrogen Tetroxide (N204).