Definition of Nitrous acid

1. Noun. An unstable inorganic acid known only in solution and as nitrite salts.

Generic synonyms: Acid
Derivative terms: Nitrify, Nitrify



Definition of Nitrous acid

1. Noun. (inorganic compound) A weak acid, HNO2, known only in solution, or as its salts and esters, the nitrites; it has a linear structure, H-O-N=O ¹

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Medical Definition of Nitrous acid

1. Nitrous acid (hno2). A weak acid that exists only in solution. It can form water-soluble nitrites and stable esters. Chemical name: Nitrous acid (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitrous Acid

nitrosyl
nitrosyl chloride
nitrosylate
nitrosylated
nitrosylates
nitrosylating
nitrosylation
nitrosylations
nitrosylic
nitrosyls
nitrotoluene
nitrotoluenes
nitrotyrosine
nitrourea
nitrous
nitrous acid (current term)
nitrous air
nitrous bacteria
nitrous bacterium
nitrous oxide
nitrovin
nitrox
nitroxanthic acid
nitroxide
nitroxides
nitroxinil
nitroxoline
nitroxy
nitroxyl
nitroxylene

Literary usage of Nitrous acid

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1. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"nitrous acid never occurs in nature except in the form of its salts, ... Preparation of nitrous acid and its Salts. — nitrous acid is formed by the gentle ..."

2. Cavendish by Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach (1996)
"Lavoisier with two colleagues tried in vain to repeat Cavendish's experiment on the conversion of the two airs into nitrous acid by means of the electric ..."

3. The Elements of Experimental Chemistry by William Henry, Robert Hare (1819)
"SECTION V. Of Per-nitrous Acid. WHEN 400 measures of nitrous gas and 100 measures of oxygen' •'in which the nitrogen and oxygen are to each other by measure ..."

4. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1789)
"... A between nitrous acid and volatile alkali. The latter has frequently been produced by help of the former; but I do not recoiled that, ..."

5. Methods of Practical Hygiene by Karl Bernhard Lehmann (1893)
"Along with the reactions of nitric acid laid down in the foregoing section, nitrous acid always displays the following characteristic reactions:— With ..."

6. The Collected Works of Sir Humphry Davy by Humphry Davy, John Davy (1839)
"It is not enough to shew that in the nitrous acid, (that is, ... It is much more consonant with experiment to suppose that nitrous acid is nothing more than ..."

7. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of the by Edward Turner (1835)
"It is generated whenever moist sulphurous acid gas and nitrous acid vapour are intermixed, being instantly deposited in the form of white acicular crystals ..."

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