nitric acid

Nitric acid HNO3

The molecular weight is 63.01

The melting point is -50o F

The boiling point is anywhere between 181-245o F

Nitric acid is in a liquid state at room temperature.

It is molecular.

The molecular geometry is a triganal planar.

Some uses of this molecule is

  • Lab reagent
  • used to make explosives (nitroglycerin and trinitrotoluene)
  • used as a matix conpound for determining metal traces in solutions
  • oxidizer in liquid fuel rockets
  • preparation of fertilizers
  • used in the manufacture of chemicals

Some other useful information is

  • poisonous
  • gives of red or yellow choking fumes in moist air
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