Nitric acid

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Further names
Aqua fortis, hydrogen nitrate, separating water
Specification
  • Nitric acid 53% liquid
  • Nitric acid 60% liquid
Form of delivery
bulk
Chemical formula
HNO3
CAS number
7697-37-2

Product information

Nitric acid is the best known and most stable oxygen acid of nitrogen. The acid has been produced on an industrial scale since 1908 in the Ostwald process by catalytic oxidation of ammonia. Nitric acid is used in the production of fertilizers as well as a dye intermediate, cleaning agent, and as a raw material in the chemical industry. 

Applications

  • Metal and surface processing
  • Dairy and cheese industry
  • Paint and construction industry
  • Ore dressing
  • Synthesis of plastics and man-made fibers
  • Processing aid for pH regulation
  • Fertilizer industry
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