Nitric acid can be made in many ways, one of which is reacting a nitrate salt with sulfuric acid (which he has plenty of) and distilling the resultant nitric acid out.
A simple to make nitrate salt, potassium nitrate (KNO3) (also what Senkuu used to make gunpowder) can be made by storing feces and urine in a large enough container (I think dry grass and stuff can also be used) and mixing for a bunch of days and potassium nitrate crystals will be formed which you can wash out.
Repeat what I said at the start, distill the acid at 83 degrees Celsius to separate the products potassium sulfate and acid. You'll then get close to 100% nitric acid.
I believe that with help from everyone in the village he could have gotten a massive amount of potassium nitrate and been able to make practically infinite nitric acid with the giant sulfuric acid lake.
What’s your recommend pathway to create it out of almost nothing?
I’d like to create a rail block that takes nitric wastewater and turns it into nitric acid, but I’d also like to have part of that block slowly generate extra nitric acid so that I never completely run out even if there’s no waste water coming through.
I did similar with sulfuric acid so my plant is slowly fed with extra sulfur in case there’s none coming from waste water and it was relatively simple.
At the moment the best I can do is create nitric acid from four ores: iron, copper, silver and aluminium. (Plus whatever I make on site from air/water).
Does anyone have any better recommendations?
I'm working on this question:
576 mg of phenol was reacted with conc Sulfuric / conc Nitric acids, as shown below. 732 mg of the preferred para product was formed. Calculate the % yield. You first need to identify the product
I'm a little confused about the identifying product, it seems like you could have both o-nitrophenol and PICRIC ACID (2,4,6 -trinitrophenol as products, and neither are strictly 'para' positions.
Anyone see what I'm missing?
ive been trying to figure out what happens when propene reacts with nitric acid for like 24 hours now, lol. i see that based on the standard rules of acid addition it would make sense for the H+ and NO3 to dissolve and bond the the propene molecules a la markovnikiv's rules, but I am not too sure. any responses will be greatly appreciated!!
it seems that the addition of nitric acid to an alkane results in a nitro group being bonded to the alkane, as well as the release of H2O. what happens if the nitric acid reacts with an alkene? does the same apply? if so, that would mean that the double bond would remain, correct? thanks a bunch to anyone who responds!!
i am asking here because this sub has always given me good info and hasnt been eh holes. please forgive my stupidity i am by far not a chemist i mainly dabble with gold refining and maybe the odd cool experiment seen on youtube. anyway today i went to go make some piranha solution to clean some glassware. i pulled out the nitric thinking nothing of it i went to go give my gf a hand. 5 minutes later and i felt the tingling sensation that i get at work when using 35% peroxide so i immediately knew it was a acid burn. so i washed my hands well and went to look at the jar knowing i didnt open it and found out the seal was destroyed so my guess is some vapors reacted with the moisture in the air and formed acid on the jar. there is no visible burns other than a little bit of dried skin and the tingling sensation. should i do anything further or be concerned?
So as a graduate-level chemist, I've been thinking a lot about the problem of how to get nitric acid, since if Senku could just get more of that, he would utterly trounce Tsukasa's Kingdom of Might with more manpower and advanced weaponry.
At first I thought it wouldn't be that difficult, since I assumed the primary difficulty was in obtaining ammonia. The Haber-Bosch process requires pressurized hydrogen and nitrogen gas, but the reaction conditions are mild (200 degrees C or lower on an iron (magnetite) catalyst), and Senku could probably do that merely using an iron pipe, his blowers from the iron furnace, and getting 1) hydrogen gas from water electrolysis and 2) nitrogen from collecting exhaust fumes and filtering out the carbon monoxide (which would poison the catalyst) using the same activated charcoal Senku uses to filter out the hydrogen sulfide gas.
However, now that I'm looking into it more, I'm realizing that the real problem might be in the OXIDATION of the ammonia to nitric acid (which was surprising to me, since usually oxidizing things is easy). Apparently it's done using the Ostwald process by burning ammonia to form NO2 gas, which is subsequently reacted with water. The reactants are simple, but the problem is that the required catalyst is rhodium or platinum, and THAT's probably the problem--Senku doesn't have either of those precious metals; he even considered TUNGSTEN too rare to obtain at first, which is apparently 50% more abundant than platinum, the more abundant of the two catalyst metals.
So now this problem is really bugging me because I feel like there should be some other solution besides an expensive platinum catalyst, but I can't think of anything. Does anyone have any ideas? I mean, catalytic converters on the exhaust pipes of automobiles would definitely contain platinum and rhodium, which don't oxidize readily and hence could potentially survive 3,700 years, but I don't know how easy it would be to find the remnants of a car...
"Exposing a glove to the vapors, I.E. using the glove to cover a beaker of the acid for a few hours, will cause it to detonate when struck. Had to learn that one the hard way..." - Cody's Lab
Maybe an idea for a quick video. I noticed this comment on a NileRed video about fuming nitric acid.