Nitric Acid

Nitric Acid also knows as aqua Fortis and the spirit of niter which is chemical formula of HNO3. This is a highly corrosive and strong mineral acid, an available colorless. We are using high quality and methodically tested ingredients for formulating these chemicals.

Nitric acid is the effects of a number of chemical reactions that can be produce a neutral acidic and toxic mineral acid which tends to include a yellow color when stored for any length of time due to a growth of nitric oxides. Its systematic name is HNO3 where HNO3 stands for the hydrogen atom, one nitrogen atom, and 3 oxygen atoms. It is both a strong acid and a strong oxidizer.

As such it will be give oxygen to flammable and explosive reactions, causing those reactions to become a hotter and quicker. Seventy percent nitric acid is commercially accessible as concentrated nitric acid. Concentrations above 90% nitric acid are called as furious nitric acid. On the contact with the air, it gives off the white and red smoke that are really toxic, acidic, and immediate with the explosive resources.

History of Nitric Acid: It is consideration to contain been recognized in the ninth century by an Arabian alchemist and has have been many names such as aqua forties and spirit of niter. It recognition and increase to fame if you resolve, it was in the early stages of the 20th century.

Uses of Nitric Acid:

  1. It is commonly used into the industry and agriculture.
  2. It is highly used in the manufacturing of explosives.
  3. It is a section of solid rocket fuels, and acts as an oxidizer.
  4. It is used as a chemical reagent to categorize different other metals.
  5. It is used in wood working to age wood.
  6. It is an extremely important chemical that is used in the manufacture of fertilizers and explosives.
  7. It can be used as an reasonably priced process to identify and review the purity of gold, particularly in low-grade alloys.
  8. It is in a solution of alcohol and water can be used to etch metals.

Nitric acid is highly used in the making fertilizers because it can be make plants grow faster. The downside is if it is used in soil that drains easily it can contaminate rivers and streams making algae grow faster and deoxygenating the water. This can restrain the growth of other plants and animal life.

Nitric Acid Specifications

HNO3 concentration

61.5 ± 0.5% by wt. 68%, 72%

Sulphate (H2SO4)

50 ppm maximum.

Nitrous Oxide (HNO2)

500 ppm maximum.

Chloride as Cl

10 ppm maximum.

Residue on Ignition

100 ppm maximum.

Arsenic as As

2 ppm maximum.

Heavy Metal as Pb

To pass the test

Specific Gravity

1.368 at 25°C


Nitric Acid Uses

• Widely utilized in the fabricate of Ammonium Nitrate and other explosives, Sodium Nitrate, Calcium Nitrate, Glyoxal, Potassium Nitrate, H-Acid, Nitrobenzene and other Nitro Derivatives, Dyes and Dye Intermediates, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Pickling of Steel as well as Metallurgy, Acrylic Fibre, Pesticides, etc.

Packaging and Supply

supply in SS tankers.