Nitric oxide

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A colorless, poisonous gas. Nitric oxide reacts with with oxygen in air to produce Nitrogen dioxide. Nitric oxide is formed when Nitric acid reacts with Copper and when ammonia reacts with Platinum.

Synonyms and Related Terms

nitrogen oxide; mononitrogen monoxide; nitrogen monoxide


  • Strongly irritating to skin.
  • Toxic by inhalation.
  • Airgas: SDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

Slightly soluble in water.

Composition NO
CAS 10102-43-9
Melting Point -163.6 C
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 30.01
Boiling Point -151.8 C