red fuming nitric acid

red fuming nitric acid,
a highly corrosive and unstable form of nitric acid used in combination with aniline in rocket fuels.

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  • Red fuming nitric acid — (RFNA) is a storable oxidizer used as a rocket propellant. It consists mainly of nitric acid (hydrogennitrogenoxygen3), also containing 13% dinitrogen tetroxide and 3% water. The color of the resulting red fuming nitric acid is due to the… …   Wikipedia

  • fuming nitric acid — noun : concentrated nitric acid containing dissolved nitrogen oxides prepared as either a colorless to pale yellow or a red to brown corrosive poisonous liquid and used especially as a nitrating agent and as a powerful oxidizing agent (as in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • White fuming nitric acid — (WFNA) is a storable liquid oxidizer used with kerosene and hydrazine rocket fuel. It consists of nearly pure nitric acid (hydrogennitrogenoxygen3). WFNA is commonly specified as containing no more than 2% water and less than 0.5% dissolved… …   Wikipedia

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