Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

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?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite 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.

  • Ellen
    Lv 4
    4 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.

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