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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