pernitric acid

noun

per·​nitric acid
¦pər+…-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 30 May. 2024.

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