Nitrate

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Nitrate
Nitrate anion.svg
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Properties
Molecular formula NO
3
Molar mass 62.0049 g mol-1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Nitrate (NO31-) is a water-soluble molecule made up of one nitrogen and three oxygen atoms. It is a strong oxidizing agent. It is found in the earth in some very dry places. Potassium nitrate is a common nitrate. Nitrites are similar.