Definition of nitrogen monoxide in English:

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nitrogen monoxide

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless toxic gas formed in many reactions in which nitric acid is reduced. It reacts immediately with oxygen to form nitrogen dioxide. Also called nitric oxide.
  • Chemical formula: NO.
Example sentences
  • He said burning insulated copper cable, plastics and tyres released into the air poisonous gasses like nitrogen dioxide, nitrogen monoxide and sulphur dioxide.
  • The airliner descends on Tehran through a noxious haze of carbon and nitrogen monoxide, ozone, and sulfur.
  • He said there would be 42 per cent less nitrogen monoxide, 40 per cent less sulphur dioxide and 26 percent less carbon dioxide.

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