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A colorless, fuming liquid, very caustic and corrosive, and having a peculiar, somewhat suffocating odor. Sp. gr., about 1.414.
Sulphuric acid, nitre, and lower nitrogen oxides, giving ruddy fumes.
Nitric Acid is contained in Liquor Ferri Nitratis, Liquor Zinci Chloridi, and Unguentum Hydrargyri Nitratis.