pernitric acid

noun
per·​nitric acid | \ ¦pər+...- \

Definition of pernitric acid

: an explosive acid HNO4 held to be obtained as a liquid or in the form of salts (as by oxidation of nitrogen pentoxide with anhydrous hydrogen peroxide)

called also peroxynitric acid

not used systematically

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History and Etymology for pernitric acid

International Scientific Vocabulary per- + nitric

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“Pernitric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pernitric%20acid. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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