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The composition of nitric acid was first determined by _____________


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Mayow

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Lavoisier

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Cavendish

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Gay Lussac

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Solution

The correct option is C

Cavendish


The composition of nitric acid was decided by Cavendish

Cavendish determined nitric acid's precise composition and showed that it could be synthesized by passing a stream of electric sparks through moist air.


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