List the reason for the oxidizing properties of Nitric Acid.

Answer:

Nitric acid on decomposition gives out nascent oxygen which oxidizes the hydrogen to form water.

Nitric acid (HNO3)

  • Nitric acid, also known as the spirit of niter and aqua fortis, is a strong acid.
  • It is colourless in its purest form, but as it ages, it develops a yellow cast.
  • The decomposition of nitric acid into nitrogen oxides and water produces this colour.
  • It’s extremely corrosive and poisonous.
  • It causes heavy burns on the skin.
  • It forms nitrate salts when it reacts with hydroxides, metals, and oxides.

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