pernitric acid


per·​nitric 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

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary per- + nitric

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“Pernitric acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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