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Neil A Tuesday, December 11, 2012
   
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>>    WHAT is DRY nitric acid? WHERE can it be bought? 

>     i buy dry muriatic acid. its cheaper than nitric solutions and
>     doesn't have all the storage and vapour hazards of a liquid nitric
>     solution. 

    Muriatic acid is hydrochloric acid (HCL). It is not nitric acid.
    'Dry muriatic acid' will not become nitric acid when hydrated, has
    nothing to do with nitric acid. If someone specifically needs nitric
    acid, say to etch silver, then muriatic acid will do nothing for
    them. 

Neil A.

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