Nitric acid (HNO3) is a corrosive mineral acid also known as aqua fortis or spirit of niter. It is colorless, but turns pale yellow when exposed to air.
Nitric acid is used in the laboratory in the synthesis of nitro compounds and as an analytical reagent, a strong oxidizing agent, and a dye intermediate.
Nitric acid is highly corrosive in nature, so a thorough risk assessmenet is required before use, where approrpiate personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used to reduce exposure to the acid and its vapors.
Nitric acid should be stored away from materials such as organic compounds, metals, alcohols, and base compounds.
We can only supply nitric acid to registered customers who pass a chemical check. Any orders placed via the guest account will be cancelled and refunded
Nitric acid 70% pure grade
Can I buy chemicals as a private individual?
The majority of chemicals can be purchased by private individuals but there are a number of products which are restricted for a number of reasons. These include Hazardous chemicals, weapon and drug precursor chemicals and other restricted chemicals.
What’s the process for buying Chemicals?
Business User - You should have an account with Camlab so we can verify your status, for online purchases you need to be registered on the website against that business account and logged in. For hazardous and restricted chemicals you may need to undergo an additional check. To facilitate this you should provide a company number when making a purchase. New companies or sole traders may need to provide additional proof of a trading business to ensure we can fulfil your delivery.
These checks may add to the delivery times for these items, The delivery time period will not start until the chemical check has been completed; for clarification please phone 01954233110
Private user - For the purchase of Non-Hazardous chemicals you should be a registered user of the website and be logged in to make these purchases.
Guest checkouts for hazardous or restricted chemicals will be cancelled and refunded.
Delivery to Home addresses?
Camlab use a specialist chemicals courier to deliver chemicals, they will not deliver any hazardous chemicals to a residential address. These must be sent to a business address.
Home office license scheme
We are currently unable to supply chemicals to people who possess a home office license for private individuals under that scheme.
Are Camlab chemicals suitable for clinical or other medicinal use?
Camlab supply chemicals for laboratory use only, they are not suitable or recommended for any other use.
Are Camlab chemicals suitable for food use?
Camlab supply chemicals for laboratory use only, they are not suitable or recommended for food use.