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Old Oct 24 2007, 07:17 PM   #57
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Default Re: Agenothree (HNO3, nitric acid)

Just posting a quote i found online. donno if it will help at all though, as i've only taken highschool level chemistry.

"Nitric Acid is a colourless, highly corrosive, poisonous liquid (freezing point : -42° C, boiling point: 83° C) that will react with water or steam to produce heat and toxic, corrosive, and flammable vapors. It is toxic and can cause severe burns.

All nitrates decompose when heated and may do so explosively.

Nitrocellulose (or cellulose nitrate) is a highly flammable compound formed when cellulose materials are treated with concentrated nitric acid. The extent of the reaction between the cotton and acid can be varied to give a range of compounds, from the highly explosive gun-cotton to the flammable collodion cotton or pyroxilin. These are now used worldwide as propellants in cartridges and other ammunition."
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