Making Nitric Acid with Magnesium Nitrate?
I want to make Nitric Acid with Magnesium Nitrate instead if Potassium or Sodium Nitrate. When you mix copper, a nitrate salt e.g. Potassium or Sodium Nitrate and Hydrochloric Acid together it creates Nitrogen Dioxide gas. My Question is, will this still happen with Magnesium Nitrate?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Mg(NO3)2 + 2HCl --> MgCl2 + 2OH +2N02
and I guess, the Cu is either a catalyst or goes: Cu(II+) + 2OH --> CU(OH)2.
so it should work, yes.
- EllenLv 44 years ago
I don't know about mgnesium nitrate but you can find videos on youtube on making it with potassium nitrate and sulfuric acid. If I recall correctly it involves a vacuum distillation setup.