• Definition for "nitric acid"
    • A transparent, colorless to yellowish, fuming corrosive fluid,…
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nitric acid definition

  • noun:
    • A transparent, colorless to yellowish, fuming corrosive fluid, HNO3, an extremely reactive oxidizing broker utilized in producing fertilizers, explosives, and rocket fuels plus in a wide variety of industrial metallurgical procedures. Also called aqua fortis.
    • A transparent, colourless to pale-yellow, fuming corrosive fluid, HNO3; a highly reactive oxidizing broker utilized in producing fertilizers, explosives, and rocket fuels plus numerous industrial procedures; when known as aqua fortis.
    • acid utilized particularly in the production of fertilizers and explosives and rocket fuels
  • adjective:
    • a colorless or yellowish liquid gotten by distilling a nitrate with sulphuric acid. It really is powerfully corrosive, becoming a powerful acid, and in decomposition a stronger oxidizer.
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