Nitric Acid (HNO3), Nitrate Ion (NO3-)
Nitric acid and nitrate salts are all very soluble in water. HNO3 is a strong acid and completely
dissociates in water. HNO3 is volatile. NO3- absorbs solar UV radiation. It is a major source of
hydroxyl radical in surface water and atmospheric water droplets.
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