Nitric Acid, >40%Nitric Acid, >40% (HNO3) is a pale yellow to red liquid generating red-brown fumes and suffocating odor. The chemical is very toxic by inhalation and is a corrosive, strong oxidizing agent; water- and air-reactive. Even though it is not flammable, we still recommend a secure chemical storage building or container that meets specific regulations for storing Nitric Acid, >40%. That’s why we suggest one of the following: CHEMLoc, DRUMLoc
Nitric Acid, >40% Storing Details
- Flammable Details: Strong oxidizing agent.
- Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant chemical storage building.
- Compatible Details: Combustible materials, metallic powders, hydrogen sulfide, carbides, alcohols [Note: Reacts with water to produce heat. Corrosive to metals.]
- Description: Nitric acid, also known as aqua fortis and spirit of niter, is a highly corrosive strong mineral acid. The pure compound is colorless, but older samples tend to acquire a yellow cast due to decomposition into oxides of nitrogen and water.
- Classification: CLASS 8
- Brand Name: n/a
Nitric Acid, >40% Properties
|Formula||Density||Boiling Point;||IUPAC ID||Molar Mass||Soluble In||Melting Point|
|HNO3||1.51 g/cm³||181.°F (8°C)||Nitric acid||63.01 g/mol||Water||-43°F (-4°C)|