nitrate


nitrate

noun

  1. Chemistry. a salt or ester of nitric acid, or any compound containing the univalent group –ONO2 or NO3.
  2. fertilizer consisting of potassium nitrate or sodium nitrate.
  3. cellulose nitrate, a substance used as a film base in the early days of filmmaking.
  4. Informal. nitrate film.

verb (used with object), ni·trat·ed, ni·trat·ing.

  1. to treat with nitric acid or a nitrate.
  2. to convert into a nitrate.

noun

  1. any salt or ester of nitric acid, such as sodium nitrate, NaNO 3
  2. a fertilizer consisting of or containing nitrate salts

verb

  1. (tr) to treat with nitric acid or a nitrate
  2. to convert or be converted into a nitrate
  3. to undergo or cause to undergo the chemical process in which a nitro group is introduced into a molecule

n.1794, from French nitrate (1787) or formed in English from nitre + -ate (3). Related: Nitrates. n.

  1. The univalent radical NO3.
  2. A compound containing such a radical, such as a salt or ester of nitric acid.

v.

  1. To treat with nitric acid or a nitrate, usually to change an organic compound into a nitrate.

  1. A salt or ester of nitric acid, containing the group NO3. Nitrates dissolve extremely easily in water and are an important component of the nitrogen cycle. Compare nitrite.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

50 queries 1.081