a clear, straw-colored, oily, corrosive liquid, HNO 5 S, used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes.
[nahy-truh s] /ˈnaɪ trəs/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. pertaining to compounds obtained from niter, usually containing less oxygen than the corresponding nitric compounds. 2. containing nitrogen, usually in the trivalent state. /ˈnaɪtrəs/ adjective 1. of, derived from, or containing nitrogen, esp in a low valency state adj. c.1600, from Latin nitrosus, from nitrum (see nitre). Originally […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. an acid, HNO 2 , known only in solution. noun 1. a weak monobasic acid known only in solution and in the form of nitrite salts. Formula: HNO2 Systematic name dioxonitric(III) acid nitrous acid n. A weak inorganic acid existing only in solution or in the form of its salts. nitrous acid […]
plural noun 1. nitrobacteria that convert ammonia derivatives into nitrites by oxidation. plural noun 1. bacteria that convert ammonia to nitrites in the soil See also nitrobacteria
noun, Chemistry. 1. .