Peroxynitric acid

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Peroxynitric acid
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Preferred IUPAC name
Hydroxy nitrate
Systematic IUPAC name
Hydroxy nitrate[1][2][3]
3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 79.01224 g/mol
Conjugate base Peroxynitrate
Related compounds
Related compounds
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Peroxynitric acid is the chemical compound with the formula HNO
. It is an oxoacid of nitrogen, after peroxynitrous acid.


Peroxynitrate, the conjugate base of peroxynitric acid, is formed rapidly during decomposition of peroxynitrite in neutral conditions.[4]


  1. ^ "Peroxynitric Acid - Compound Summary".
  2. ^ "peroxynitric acid". PubChem. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b "125239-87-4". ChemIndex. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  4. ^ Miyamoto, S; Ronsein, GE; Corrêa, TC; Martinez, GR; Medeiros, MH; Di Mascio, P. "Direct evidence of singlet molecular oxygen generation from peroxynitrate, a decomposition product of peroxynitrite". Dalton Trans (29): 5720–9. doi:10.1039/b905560f. PMID 20449086.