Item Nitric Acid ( HNO3 )
Molecular weight 63.01
Composition H 1.60 % NO3 98.40%
Date of supply 15.10.2006.
Specification of product -
HNO3 content, wt.% min 55 – 58 %
minimum freezing point 5.3 OC
Identity By IR Spectrum
Appearance clear white fuming nitric acid Note : it is decomposed by lightor elevated temp., becoming red in colour from nitrogen dioxide.
Carbonisable substances Passes the test
colour, max 10 HU
Non volatile matter 15 0.001%
chloride content, ppm, max 0.1 ppm
Organic impurities Passes test
Sulphur total as sulphates, ppm, max 0.5 ppm
Phase Liquid

HAZARD : Toxic by inhalation , corrosive to skin and mucous membranes .

strong oxidizing agent , may explode in contact with strong reducing agents.