The so-called nitrous acid or fuming nitric acid of commerce owes its deep red colour to the presence of this compound.
An acid saturated with red oxides of nitrogen is often known as “fuming nitric acid.”
A case was successfully treated by the application of fuming nitric acid.
The meta-compound is obtained by the action of fuming nitric acid on nitro-benzol at a boiling temperature.
It is completely oxidized to iodic acid when boiled with fuming nitric acid.
fuming nitric acid does not separate sulphur, but converts the sulphide into sulphate.
For cauterizing the wound, fuming nitric acid, the hot iron, and 10 per cent solution of zinc chlorid are the most efficacious.
Transfer the precipitate (after washing free from chlorides) to a Berlin dish, and treat cautiously with fuming nitric acid.