Aqua regia

Aqua regia
Aqua A"qua, n. [L. See {Ewer}.] Water; -- a word much used in pharmacy and the old chemistry, in various signification, determined by the word or words annexed. [1913 Webster]

{Aqua ammoni[ae]}, the aqueous solution of ammonia; liquid ammonia; often called {aqua ammonia}.

{Aqua marine}, or {Aqua marina}. Same as {Aquamarine}.

{Aqua regia}. [L., royal water] (Chem.), a very corrosive fuming yellow liquid consisting of nitric and hydrochloric acids. It has the power of dissolving gold, the ``royal'' metal.

{Aqua Tofana}, a fluid containing arsenic, and used for secret poisoning, made by an Italian woman named Tofana, in the middle of the 17th century, who is said to have poisoned more than 600 persons. --Francis.

{Aqua vit[ae]}[L., water of life. Cf. {Eau de vie}, {Usquebaugh}], a name given to brandy and some other ardent spirits. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • aqua regia — [rē′jē ə] n. [L, lit., kingly water: it dissolves the “noble metals,” gold and platinum] a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acids …   English World dictionary

  • Aqua regia — Freshly prepared aqua regia is colorless, but it turns orange within seconds. Here, fresh aqua regia has been added to these NMR tubes to remove all traces of organic material …   Wikipedia

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  • aqua regia — karališkasis vanduo statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis HCl ir HNO₃ (3:1) mišinys. atitikmenys: angl. aqua regia; chloronitrous acid; nitrohydrochloric acid; universal solvent rus. царская водка ryšiai: sinonimas – aqua regia …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • aqua regia — Nitrohydrochloric Ni tro*hy dro*chlo ric, a. [Nitro + hydrochloric.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitric and hydrochloric acids. [1913 Webster] {Nitrohydrochloric acid}, a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acids, usually in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aqua regia — /ree jee euh/, Chem. a yellow, fuming liquid composed of one part nitric acid and three to four parts hydrochloric acid: used chiefly to dissolve metals as gold, platinum, or the like. Also called nitrohydrochloric acid. [1600 10; < NL: lit.,… …   Universalium

  • aqua regia — aqua re·gia rē j(ē )ə n a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acids that dissolves gold or platinum called also nitrohydrochloric acid * * * a mixture of one part concentrated nitric acid to three or four parts concentrated hydrochloric acid; it… …   Medical dictionary

  • aqua regia — noun /ˌeɪkwəˈriːdʒiə/ An extremely powerful acid mixture composed of three parts concentrated hydrochloric acid to one part concentrated nitric acid. Syn: aqua regis, nitro hydrochloric acid …   Wiktionary

  • aqua regia — noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, royal water Date: 1612 a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acids that dissolves gold or platinum …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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