What are ''fuming" acids'?
The most common fuming acids are fuming nitric acid and fuming sulfuric acid.
Fuming nitric acid
Red fuming nitric acid consists of
The color is due to the
When you open a bottle of fuming nitric acid, some of the dissolved
Fuming sulfuric acid
Fuming sulfuric is made by dissolving
When you open a bottle of fuming sulfuric acid, some of the dissolved
The colourless gas reacts with moisture in the air, creating a white cloud of tiny sulfuric acid droplets.
The white cloud is the "fume" in fuming sulfuric acid.