The nitrous acid dissolves copper with most rapidity, producing nitrous air.
Tanned leather is best cleaned with nitrous acid and salts of lemon diluted with water, and afterwards mixed with skimmed milk.
By the action of nitrous acid the blue is converted into a green known as “methylene green.”
So we say that nitrous acid is more reliable than nitric for etching.
When its plates are moistened by marine acid, its action is very powerful, but infinitely more so when nitrous acid is employed.
It may be produced by passing a stream of nitrous acid gas through purified amylic alcohol at a temperature of 132 C.
Cruickshanks supposed that the acid was nitrous acid, and the alkali ammonia.
Letters were fumigated by vinegar, or nitrous acid, before they were allowed to go out of the ship.
Then he describes the effects with sulphuric acid, and nitrous acid.
Nitrous air is completely decomposed by a mixture of about half its bulk of dephlogisticated air, and the produce is nitrous acid.
nitrous acid n.
A weak inorganic acid existing only in solution or in the form of its salts.
|nitrous acid |
A weak inorganic acid existing only in solution or in the form of its salts. It can act either as an oxidizing agent or as a reducing agent. Chemical formula: HNO2.