Nitric acid

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nitric acid

A very soluble, acidic gas, formula HNO3, the end product of the oxidation of emitted gases.

It is a major component of acidic precipitation in continental regions. In the clean background troposphere, its removal in precipitation acts as a sink for odd hydrogen and nitrogen compounds and limits the formation of ozone.