assay 69.0 wt %
HAZARD ALERT: Corrosive; strong oxidant; toxic by inhalation and ingestion; avoid contact with acetic acid and readily oxidized substances. Concentrated nitric acid will attack and destroy metals and most plastics; never store concentrated nitric acid in a plastic bottle. TLV 5.2 mg/m3.
Storage: In a separate, isolated portion of your acid cabinet. Never store with acetic acid. If an acid cabinet is not available, store in a Flinn Saf-Cube™.
Cap Safety Color Code: Red
Shelf Life: When this substance is stored for a long period, it gradually destroys the cap. Do not interchange another cap except one designated by its color code (red). Contact Flinn for a replacement cap if needed. Shelf life of nitric acid is good except for this bottle cap problem. Product may turn yellow due to the release of nitrogen dioxide on exposure to light. This yellow color does not affect the product's usefulness in the school laboratory.
Soluble: Miscible with water; considerable heat is released.
Odor: Suffocating, unique odor.
CAS No. 7697-37-2
Safety Purchase Suggestion: Buy and store only small package sizes and small quantities. For safety reasons, Flinn offers larger sizes of nitric acid and other hazardous substances in PVC-coated bottles. We have attempted to price the products in these safer containers as low as possible.
Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 110
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 64