aqua regia

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

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aqua regia — statusas T sritis chemija ryšiai: žiūrėk – karališkasis vanduo …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 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

  • Aqua regia — Wikipedia:Redaktion Chemie/ausgeblendete Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Königswasser Andere Namen Königssäure Aqua regis Aqua regia Summenformel nicht zutreffend CAS Nummer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

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