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Definition of aqua regia

aqua regia
Nitrohydrochloric Ni`tro*hy`dro*chlo"ric, a. [Nitro- + hydrochloric.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitric and hydrochloric acids. Nitrohydrochloric acid, a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acids, usually in the proportion of one part of the former to three of the latter, and remarkable for its solvent action on gold and platinum; -- called also nitromuriatic acid, and aqua regia.
Aqua regia
Aqua A"qua, n. [L. See Ewer.] Water; -- a word much used in pharmacy and the old chemistry, in various signification, determined by the word or words annexed. Aqua ammoni[ae], the aqueous solution of ammonia; liquid ammonia; often called aqua ammonia. Aqua marine, or Aqua marina. Same as Aquamarine. Aqua regia. [L., royal water] (Chem.), a very corrosive fuming yellow liquid consisting of nitric and hydrochloric acids. It has the power of dissolving gold, the ``royal' metal. Aqua Tofana, a fluid containing arsenic, and used for secret poisoning, made by an Italian woman named Tofana, in the middle of the 17th century, who is said to have poisoned more than 600 persons. --Francis. Aqua vit[ae][L., water of life. Cf. Eau de vie, Usquebaugh], a name given to brandy and some other ardent spirits. --Shak.

Meaning of aqua regia from wikipedia

- Aqua regia (/ˈreɪɡiə, ˈriːdʒiə/; from Latin, lit. "regal water" or "king's water") is a mixture of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid, optimally in a molar...
- yellow gas that is most commonly encountered as a decomposition product of aqua regia, a mixture of hydrochloric acid and nitric acid. It is a strong electrophile...
- southern Russian dialects. Drink portal Alchemy Akvavit Holy water Aqua fortis Aqua regia Whiskey Vodka Scully, Terence (1995) The Art of Cookery in the Middle...
- aqua regia, then reacted with a solution of tin(II) chloride. The tin(II) chloride reduces the chloroauric acid from the dissolution of gold in aqua regia...
- applying aqua fortis (nitric acid), which dissolves the mark of any item that is not gold. If the mark remains, it is tested by applying aqua regia (nitric...
- The most common of these methods involves dissolution of platinum in aqua regia. Other methods include exposing an aqueous suspension of platinum particles...
- conditions of varying pH. Platinum, gold and mercury can be dissolved in aqua regia, a highly concentrated mixture of hydrochloric acid and nitric acid, but...
- by dissolving gold in a solution of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid (aqua regia). The gl**** is typically hand blown or molded. The finished, hardened...
- discovered by the alchemist Jabir ibn Hayyan around the year 800 AD. Aqua regia, a mixture consisting of hydrochloric and nitric acids, prepared by dissolving...
- gold) it is sometimes processed further with aqua regia to effectively remove all the impurities. Aqua regia was also used for parting. It was made by adding...
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