nitrous definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, derived from, or containing nitrogen, especially in a valence condition below that in a comparable nitric chemical.
    • of, associated with, or produced from nitrogen, particularly in that your valence for the nitrogen is lower than that a corresponding nitric species
    • of, or associated with nitrous acid or its types
    • having a-sharp odor like ammonia or nitric acid
    • Of, with respect to, or containing, niter; associated with quality of niter, or resembling it.
    • Of, pertaining to, or designating, any one of those compounds for which nitrogen has a relatively lower valence as compared with nitric substances.
    • of or containing nitrogen
  • noun:
    • Nitrous oxide.
  • others:
    • In chem., of, with respect to, or produced by niter: put on an oxygen mixture which contains less oxygen than those where epithet nitric can be used: hence, nitrous oxid (N2O), nitric oxid (N2O2); nitrous acid (HNO2), nitric acid (HNO3), etc.

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