uranyl nitrate

noun

: a yellow salt UO2(NO3)2 that is soluble in many organic solvents as well as in water, that is obtained by reaction of uranium oxides with nitric acid, and that is now used chiefly in the purification of uranium and in nuclear reactions

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“Uranyl nitrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uranyl%20nitrate. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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