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.
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Using the loadmaster's hazmat bible, the NAVSUP PUB 505 (known to us simply as the "505"), I learned these rockets contained two chemicals: inhibited red fuming nitric acid (IRFNA) and unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine (hydrazine)--both extremely dangerous.