nitrogen tetroxide

nitrogen tetroxide
noun Date: 1869 a colorless toxic gas N2O4 that is a dimer of nitrogen dioxide and that in liquid form is used as an oxidizer in rocket engines

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  • nitrogen tetroxide — noun 1. : a colorless poisonous gas N2O4 that is obtained by cooling nitrogen dioxide, that condenses to a colorless or pale yellow liquid at 21° C, and that freezes to colorless crystals at 11° C 2. : a brown liquid produced commercially and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nitrogen tetroxide — noun dinitrogen tetroxide …   Wiktionary

  • nitrogen tetroxide — a poisonous volatile liquid, N2O4; at room temperature it decomposes to nitrogen dioxide (q.v.). Called also n. peroxide …   Medical dictionary

  • nitrogen tetroxide — Chem. a poisonous compound, N2O4, occurring as a colorless, water soluble solid or liquid, dissociating into NO2: used chiefly as an oxidizer, esp. in rocket fuels, as a nitrating agent, and as an intermediate in the manufacture of nitric acid. * …   Universalium

  • nitrogen dioxide — n a poisonous strongly oxidizing reddish brown gas NO2 * * * a brownish, irritant gas, NO2, generated by the decomposition of nitrogen tetroxide or the reaction of metals with concentrated nitric acid. Exposure to heavy concentrations causes lung …   Medical dictionary

  • nitrogen peroxide — noun : the oxide nitrogen dioxide as such, as its dimer nitrogen tetroxide, or as a mixture of these two …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nitrogen dioxide — Nitrogen dioxide …   Wikipedia

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  • nitrogen dioxide — noun the binary compound NO, a brownish gas that is a poisonous air pollutant; it exists in equilibrium with dinitrogen tetroxide …   Wiktionary

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