nitrous acid definition

  • noun:
    • A weak inorganic acid, HNO2, current just in option or perhaps in the type of its salts.
    • A weak acid, HNO2, understood only in answer, or as the salts and esters, the nitrites; it offers a linear construction, H-O-N=O
    • an unstable inorganic acid understood only in answer and also as nitrite salts
  • adjective:
    • a hypothetical acid of nitrogen HNO2, as yet not known within the free condition, but developing a well known a number of salts, viz., the nitrites.

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