pernitric acid

noun per·nitric acid \¦pər+...-\

Definition of pernitric acid

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of pernitric acid

International Scientific Vocabulary per- + nitric


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