Nitrate

Nitrate is a polyatomic ion with the chemical formula NO
3
. Salts containing this ion are called nitrates. Nitrates are common components of fertilizers and explosives.[1] Almost all inorganic nitrates are soluble in water. An example of an insoluble nitrate is bismuth oxynitrate.

Nitrate
Names
Systematic IUPAC name
Nitrate
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
UNII
  • InChI=1S/NO3/c2-1(3)4/q-1
    Key: NHNBFGGVMKEFGY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • InChI=1/NO3/c2-1(3)4/q-1
    Key: NHNBFGGVMKEFGY-UHFFFAOYAI
  • [N+](=O)([O-])[O-]
Properties
NO
3
Molar mass 62.004 g·mol−1
Conjugate acid Nitric acid
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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