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Nitrite vs. Nitrate

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Nitritenoun

(chemistry) Any salt or ester of nitrous acid

Nitratenoun

(chemistry) Any salt or ester of nitric acid.

Nitritenoun

(chemistry) The univalent radical -NO2, and the anion NO2-

Nitrateverb

To treat, or react, with nitric acid or a nitrate

Nitritenoun

A salt or ester of nitrous acid; a compound bearing the -NO2 radical.

Nitratenoun

A salt of nitric acid.

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Nitritenoun

the radical -NO2 or any compound containing it (such as a salt or ester of nitrous acid)

Nitratenoun

any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)

Nitritenoun

a salt or ester of nitrous acid, containing the anion NO₂⁻ or the group —NO₂.

Nitrateverb

treat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate;

‘nitroglycerin is obtained by nitrating glycerol’;

Nitrite

The nitrite ion has the chemical formula NO−2. Nitrite (mostly sodium nitrite) is widely used throughout chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Nitratenoun

a salt or ester of nitric acid, containing the anion NO₃⁻ or the group —NO₃

‘preserved meat and vegetables contain nitrates’; ‘fish-fry populations are damaged by nitrate’;

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Nitrateverb

treat (a substance) with nitric acid, especially so as to introduce nitro groups

‘a powerful nitrating agent’; ‘nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons’;

Nitrate

Nitrate is a polyatomic ion with the chemical formula NO−3. Salts containing this ion are called nitrates.

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