fuming nitric acid


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fuming nitric acid

[¦fyüm·iŋ ′nī‚trik ‚as·əd]
(inorganic chemistry)
Concentrated nitric acid containing dissolved nitrogen dioxide; may be prepared by adding formaldehyde to concentrated nitric acid.
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Red fuming nitric acid was used in missiles developed by the Soviet Union, " a team member was quoted as saying.
Inhibited Red Fuming Nitric Acid (IRFNA) is another good, high density oxidiser, however it is toxic, corrosive and gives off choking fumes.
Following proper safety precautions (including a chemical lab coat/apron, safety goggles, and thick butyl gloves), pour out a small amount (10 to 15 mL) of fuming nitric acid and fuming sulfuric acid into separate labeled vials while under the fume hood.