Accession Number:

AD0640600

Title:

THE BEHAVIOR OF NITRIC ACID, ETHYL NITRATE AND NITRIC ANHYDRIDE IN SULFURIC ACID SOLUTION,

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Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

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Report Date:

1947-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Evidence based upon spectroscopic and cryoscopic data and upon chemical reactivity indicates that nitric acid, nitric anhydride and ethyl nitrate yield NO2 ions in sulfuric acid solution, substantiating the results of previous investigators. A parallel is drawn between the ionization of these substances and the complex ionization of certain organic acids in sulfuric acid. The results are in accord with the currently accepted theory of the mechanism of nitration with mixed acids. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE