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Nitric Oxide

Physical Characteristics:

  • a.k.a. Mononitrogen monoxide, nitrogen monoxide

  • Formula - NO

  • One of 3 gases referred to collectively as NOx

  • Colorless gas, essentially non-combustible

  • M.W. = 30.01; 46.68% N, 53.32% O

  • Density (gas) = 1.036

  • Solubility in water - 4.6 ml/100 ml at 20 degr. C.

  • Combines with oxygen to form nitrogen dioxide

  • Effector molecule synthesized from arginine in the body, eg. vasoaction, inhibition of platelet aggregation




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