What is Nitric Acid

Nitric acid is a colourless liquid that is used in the manufacture of inorganic and organic nitrates and nitro compounds for fertilisers, dye intermediates, explosives, and many different organic chemicals.

  • Synonyms: Salpetersyre 40Be, Hydrogennitrat, Nitral, Nitrylhydroksid, Salpetersyre, Azotisk syre, Syrer for gravører
  • INCI: Nitric Acid
  • Chemical Formula: HNO3
  • CAS Number: 7697-37-2

Product Specifications

Characteristics
Chemical Formula HNO3
CAS Number 7697-37-2
Molar Weight 63,01 g/mol
Specific Gravity 1.115
Melting Point - 42° C
Boiling Point 83° C
Forms Clear colourless to yellow liquid
Grades Fertiliser Food PA Grade Technical Pharma
Variations 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%

Uses and Applications for Nitric Acid

Key Applications

  • Etching
  • Aluminium foil
  • Electroplating
  • Engraving
  • Fertiliser
  • Metal finishing
  • Metallurgy
  • Ore floatation
  • Oxidiser
  • Photoengraving
  • Steel pickling

Industries

  • Coatings & Construction
  • Cleaning
  • Pharma
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Cosmetics
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Polymers
  • Oil & Gas
  • Rubber

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