|Standard name||Nitricum acidum|
|Scientific name||Nitric acid|
|Other scientific names|
|Common names||nitric acid; Aqua fortis; spirit of niter|
|Substance description||Hahnemann: “Half an ounce of perfectly pure nitre (dry nitre in large crystals is dissolved in 6 parts of hot water, and crystallized again from the solution during the application of intense cold) is pulverized and put into a retort lined with clay, by means of a crooked beaked glass funnel, then through the same funnel a half an ounce of phosphoric acid of an oily consistence is added (prepared according to the direction in the fifth part of Materia Medica Pura, melted and allowed to deliquesce in the open air); after these have been shaken up a little, the pure nitric acid is distilled over a lamp into a receiver loosely attached to it; this acid will not smoke and has a specific weight of about 1, 200. One drop of this acid is shaken up five times with 100 drops of distilled water, and one drop of this is shaken up by five succussions, with 100 drops of diluted alcohol whereby the nitric acid is potentized to the ten thousandth dilution (/10000). One drop of this attenuation is then attenuated with 100 drops of good alcohol and then potentized by five succussions successively to the VI, VIII and X potencies, for there is no danger of any intimate combination (as in sweet spirits of nitre) of the alcohol with an acid so much diluted.”|
|Classification||Chemical substance – Acid – Inorganic|
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