from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The trade-name of 1,4-diphenyhl-3,5-endanilodihydrotriazole. It is a strong base and crystallizes in leaflets which melt at 189° C. It is used for the detection and estimation of nitric acid.


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  • The name derives from the Latin nitrum and Greek nitron for "native soda" and genes for "forming" because of nitrogen's presence in potassium nitrate (KNO), so called salpeter or nitre or native soda.

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