Definition of nitrogen pentoxide in English:

nitrogen pentoxide

noun

  • A colourless solid, N₂O₅ (or NO₂ +.NO₃ −), which is a strong oxidizing agent that reacts with water to form nitric acid (also called dinitrogen pentoxide).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Roscoe (1833–1915), chemist and university administrator.