Uses of Nitric Acid

Nitric acid is an important chemical in industry. It is used:

  • In the manufacture of ammonium nitrate and basic calcium nitrate which are important
  • In the manufacture of explosives like (T.N.T), nitroglycerin, etc. and artificial silk, dyes and plastics, and nitro derivatives of organic compounds.
  • In the purification of gold and silver.
  • As an important reagent in the laboratory and as an oxidizer in rocket
  • In the etching of metals.