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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A thermochemical evaluation of TEA mixed with hydrocarbon solvents hexane, methanol, aniline, nitromethane, and nitropropane was performed with the oxidizers liquid oxygen (LOX), nitrogen tetroxide (NTO, [N.sub.2][O.sub.4]), nitrous oxide ([N.sub.2]O), liquefied air, and nitric acid (HN[O.sub.3]) using the NASA Lewis Code Chemical Equilibrium with Applications (CEA2) [14].
Two scheduled rocket burns, which should have sent the probe on its course to Mars failed to eventuate, leaving the probe loaded with 12 tonnes of unused highly toxic hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide fuel in a rapidly decaying orbit.
It is powered by a AR2-3 rocket engine using the hypergolic (self igniting) combination of nitrogen tetroxide and hydrazine, whilst the maneuvrering engines are fuelled by hydrogen peroxide.