Appearance: colourless, fuming, and highly corrosive liquid
Packaging: 85 kg plastic cannisters
Molecular Formula: HNO3
It is a common laboratory reagent and an important industrial chemical for the manufacture of fertilizers and explosives. It is toxic and can cause severe burns.
- Used in production of ammonium nitrate, a major component of fertilizers.
- It is also used for producing explosives like nitroglycerin and trinitrotoluene (TNT) and for oxidizing metals.
- Nitric acid is present in dishwashing liquids, dyes, and scents.
- It helps in the household cleaning process.