NO2
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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  • NO2 — nitro i tro pref. 1. A combining form or an adjective denoting the presence of niter. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) A combining form (used also adjectively) designating certain compounds of nitrogen or of its acids; as nitrohydrochloric,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • NO2 — nitro i tro pref. 1. A combining form or an adjective denoting the presence of niter. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) A combining form (used also adjectively) designating certain compounds of nitrogen or of its acids; as nitrohydrochloric,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -NO2 — Nitrite Ni trite, n. [Cf. F. nitrite. See {Niter}.] (Chem.) A salt or ester of nitrous acid; a compound bearing the { NO2} radical. [1913 Webster +PJC] {Amyl nitrite}, a yellow oily volatile liquid, used in medicine as a depressant and a vaso… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -NO2 — Nitroxyl Ni*trox yl, n. [Nitro + oxygen + yl.] (Chem.) The group { NO2}, usually called the {nitro group}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • NO2 — Chromophore Chro mo*phore, n. [Gr. ? color + fe rein to bear.] (Chem.) Any chemical group or residue (as {NO2}; {N2}; or {O2}) which imparts some decided color to the compound of which it is an ingredient. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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