HyperDic: nitrous_acid

English > 1 sense of the expression nitrous acid:
NOUNsubstancenitrous acidan unstable inorganic acid known only in solution and as nitrite salts
English > nitrous acid: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAn unstable inorganic acid known only in solution and as nitrite salts.
BroaderacidAny of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
Spanishácido nitroso
Catalanàcid nitrós
Verbsnitrifytreat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
nitrifyconvert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, especially with the action of nitrobacteria

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