|Former name: aqua fortis a colourless or yellowish fuming corrosive liquid usually used in aqueous solution. It is an oxidizing agent and a strong monobasic acid: important in the manufacture of fertilizers, explosives, and many other chemicals. Formula: HNO3|
nitric acid ni·tric acid (nī'trĭk)
A transparent, colorless to yellowish, fuming corrosive liquid that is a highly reactive oxidizing agent.
A clear, colorless to yellow liquid that is very corrosive and can dissolve most metals. It is used to make fertilizers, explosives, dyes, and rocket fuels. Chemical formula: HNO3.