nitric pentoxide
Nitric Ni"tric, a. [Cf. F. nitrique. See {Niter}.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrogen; specifically, designating any one of those compounds in which, as contrasted with {nitrous} compounds, the element has a higher valence; as, nitric oxide; nitric acid. [1913 Webster]

{Nitric acid}, a colorless or yellowish liquid obtained by distilling a nitrate with sulphuric acid. It is powerfully corrosive, being a strong acid, and in decomposition a strong oxidizer.

{Nitric anhydride}, a white crystalline oxide of nitrogen ({N2O5}), called {nitric pentoxide}, and regarded as the anhydride of nitric acid.

{Nitric oxide}, a colorless poisous gas ({NO}) obtained by treating nitric acid with copper. On contact with the air or with oxygen, it becomes reddish brown from the formation of nitrogen dioxide ({NO2}, also called nitric dioxide or nitric peroxide). [1913 Webster]


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  • Nitric — Ni tric, a. [Cf. F. nitrique. See {Niter}.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrogen; specifically, designating any one of those compounds in which, as contrasted with {nitrous} compounds, the element has a higher valence; as, nitric… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nitric acid — Nitric Ni tric, a. [Cf. F. nitrique. See {Niter}.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrogen; specifically, designating any one of those compounds in which, as contrasted with {nitrous} compounds, the element has a higher valence; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nitric anhydride — Nitric Ni tric, a. [Cf. F. nitrique. See {Niter}.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrogen; specifically, designating any one of those compounds in which, as contrasted with {nitrous} compounds, the element has a higher valence; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nitric oxide — Nitric Ni tric, a. [Cf. F. nitrique. See {Niter}.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrogen; specifically, designating any one of those compounds in which, as contrasted with {nitrous} compounds, the element has a higher valence; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nitric acid — Nitric acid …   Wikipedia

  • Nitric oxide — Not to be confused with nitrous oxide or nitrogen oxides. For other uses, see NO (disambiguation). Nitric oxide …   Wikipedia

  • nitric anhydride — noun : nitrogen pentoxide * * * nitric anhydride noun A white crystalline solid (N2O5) which dissolves in water to produce nitric acid • • • Main Entry: ↑nitre …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dinitrogen pentoxide — Dinitrogen pentoxide …   Wikipedia

  • nitrogen pentoxide — noun : a white crystalline unstable compound N2O5 obtainable by oxidation of nitrogen dioxide with ozone or by dehydration of nitric acid and yielding nitric acid on combination with water with evolution of much heat; di nitrogen pentoxide called …   Useful english dictionary

  • nitrogen pentoxide — a crystalline compound, N2O5, or nitric anhydride, which combines with water to form nitric acid …   Medical dictionary

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