• Question: Why is nitric (V) acid is usually kept in dark bottles?

    Asked by auks19put to Linda, Joshua, Jared, Bibian on 18 May 2022.
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      Linda Kokwaro answered on 18 May 2022:

      To reduce the rate of decomposition of nitric acid into NO2 + H20+ O2 in the presence of sunlight, it is stored in dark brown bottles.