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noun, Chemistry.
an acid, HNO 2 , known only in solution.
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
A weak inorganic acid existing only in solution or in the form of its salts. It can act either as an oxidizing agent or as a reducing agent. Chemical formula: HNO2.


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