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Nitric acid Exporters, Manufacturers, Suppliers Nairobi Kenya.

Kenya Chemical is one of the leading Nitric acid Exporters, Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Producers in Nairobi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Congo, South Africa, South Sudan, Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia, Ghana, Malawi Nairobi Kenya.


Nitric acid (HNO3), also known as aqua fortis (Latin for "strong water") and spirit of niter, is a highly corrosive mineral acid.The pure compound is colorless, but older samples tend to acquire a yellow cast due to decomposition into oxides of nitrogen and water. Most commercially available nitric acid has a concentration of 68% in water. When the solution contains more than 86% HNO3, it is referred to as fuming nitric acid. Depending on the amount of nitrogen dioxide present, fuming nitric acid is further characterized as red fuming nitric acid at concentrations above 86%, or white fuming nitric acid at concentrations above 95%.

Nitric acid is the primary reagent used for nitration – the addition of a nitro group, typically to an organic molecule. While some resulting nitro compounds are shock- and thermally-sensitive explosives, a few are stable enough to be used in munitions and demolition, while others are still more stable and used as pigments in inks and dyes. Nitric acid is also commonly used as a strong oxidizing agent.

Classification: Nitric Acid
CAS No.: 7697-37-2
Other Names: nitric acid
Grade Standard: Industrial Grade
Purity: 68%
Appearance: colorless transparent liquid, colorless transparent liquid

Product name:Nitric Acid 68%
UN NO:2031
Molecular weight:63.01
Package:1.15mt IBC drums
Grade:Industrail Grade
Boiling point:122ºC

1) Raw material of Nitrogen fertilizers;
2) Raw materials for nitro-compound;
3) Raw materials for Dyes Intermediates;
4) For explosives;
5) Other applications Appearance Light yellow, transparent liquid

Specific Usage:    For Biological Purpose, For Tissue Medium Purpose, For Microbiological, For Microscopic Purpose, For Electron Microscopy, For Lens Blooming, Technical Grade, Pratical Use, Pro Analysis, Super Special Grade, For Synthesis, For Scintillation, For Electrophoresis Use, For Refractive Index

Use as an oxidant
The precursor to nylon, adipic acid, is produced on a large scale by oxidation of "KA oil"—a mixture of cyclohexanone and cyclohexanol—with nitric acid.

Niche uses

Metal processing

Nitric acid can be used to convert metals to oxidized forms, such as converting copper metal to cupric nitrate. It can also be used in combination with hydrochloric acid as aqua regia to dissolve noble metals such as gold (as chloroauric acid). These salts can be used to purify gold and other metals beyond 99.9% purity by processes of recrystallization and selective precipitation. Its ability to dissolve certain metals selectively or be a solvent for many metal salts makes it useful in gold parting processes.

In a low concentration (approximately 10%), nitric acid is often used to artificially age pine and maple. The color produced is a grey-gold very much like very old wax- or oil-finished wood (wood finishing).

Uses of Nitric Acid

It is used to produce ammonium nitrates to manufacture plastic, dye, and fertilizers
It is used in making explosives such as TNT
It is used in liquid-fueled rockets as an oxidizer
In its pure form, it is used in the removal of the wart
It is used as a chemical doping agent in electrochemistry



Nitric Acid Uses
Like ammonia, one of the main uses of nitric acid is in preparation of fertilizers. Nitric acid is also a good oxidizing agent and is used for manufacturing of other inorganic compounds. However, this chemical compound has a lot of other uses. It finds its applications in industries as well as in our everyday life. Let’s look at some of them below.

Industrial Uses of Nitric Acid
Nitric Acid in Fertilizers
Nitric Acid in Daily Life
Industrial Uses of Nitric Acid

Nitric acid is the building block chemical for the production of many other chemical compounds. It is used in manufacturing several types of polymers like polyamides and polyurethane. Nitric acid is also commonly used as rocket propellants in the aerospace industry. It is also used for manufacturing nitrogen-based compounds like nylon as well as most of the explosives like trinitrotoluene (T.N.T.), nitroglycerin, amongst others.

Other uses include, production of nitrate salts, making dyes, coal tar products and drugs. It is also used mostly for the purification of precious metals like platinum, gold, and silver.

Nitric Acid in Fertilizers

In fertilizer production, Nitric acid is used for manufacturing different types of nitrogenous fertilizers like calcium nitrate, ammonium nitrate, etc. Nitric acid is key component which is also a by product of Ammonia.

Uses in Daily Life

The most common use of Nitric acid is found in schools where it is often utilized as a laboratory reagent. Diluted nitric acid is used in wood works to fabricate maple and pine wood and make them look aged. It is also used in food industries and helps in cleaning food and equipments, etc.

More significantly, nitric acid is also used to spot test alkaloids like LSD. Another test known as Colorimetric test which requires nitric acid is used to differentiate between morphine and heroin.

These are some popular uses of nitric acid. To know more about properties, structure of acids and bases you can keep visiting BYJU’S or download our app for interesting content and learning experience.




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