Nitric acid is better known as aqua fortis and spirit of niter. It is a highly corrosive mineral acid. In appearance, the pure compound is colourless, but older samples tend to acquire a yellow cast due to the decomposition of oxides of nitrogen and water. Samples of the nitric acid that are available in the industries have a concentration of 68% in water. The molecular weight of nitric acid is about 63.013 g/mol. It is also known as hydrogen nitrate, azotic acid, and salpetersaeure.
Nitric acid is used as the primary reagent for nitration, which is the process of adding a nitro group to an organic molecule. It is utilised as a strong oxidising agent. It is widely used in the manufacturing of fertilisers. Nitric acid is neutralised with ammonia to provide ammonium nitrate. Some of the other areas, where nitric acid is used are adhesives and agricultural chemicals.
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The report is a detailed study of economics of production of nitric acid by Ostwald’s Process. This process involves the high-temperature oxidation of anhydrous ammonia to nitric oxide in the presence of platinum or rhodium gauze.
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