nitrite group

noun
variants: or nitrite ion

Definition of nitrite group

: the univalent group or anion NO2 or ONO characteristic of nitrous acid and nitrites in which it is united through oxygen and hence is isomeric with the nitro group

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“Nitrite group.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitrite%20group. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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