Nitric Acid

CAS RN: 7697-37-2

Major Uses

Manufacture of inorganic and organic nitrates and nitro compounds for fertilizers, dye intermediates, explosives ... Pharmaceutic aid (acidifier).
Metallurgy, photo-engraving, etching steel, ore flotation, urethanes, rubber chemicals, reprocessing spent nuclear fuel.
Nitric acid is a very common mineral acid. It is used to dissolve noble metals, for etching and cleaning metals, and to make nitrates and nitrocompounds, including organic derivatives found in commercial or military explosives.
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