Nitric Oxide NO compound editEdit

«Nitric oxide (nitrogen oxide[3] or nitrogen monoxide) is a colorless gas with the formula NO. It is one of the principal oxides of nitrogen. Nitric oxide is a free radical, i.e., it has an unpaired electron, which is sometimes denoted by a dot in its chemical formula, i.e., ·NO. Nitric oxide is also a heteronucleardiatomic molecule, a historic class that drew researches which spawned early modern theories of chemical bonding.[4]

An important intermediate in chemical industry, nitric oxide forms in combustion systems and can be generated by lightning in thunderstorms. In mammals, including humans, nitric oxide is a signaling molecule in many physiological and pathological processes.[5] It was proclaimed the "Molecule of the Year" in 1992.[6] The 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded for discovering nitric oxide's role as a cardiovascular signalling molecule.

Nitric oxide should not be confused with nitrous oxide (N2O), an anesthetic, or with nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a brown toxic gas and a major air pollutant.» (wikipedia)

  • Subnodes

Modified: 9 months ago on Dec 30, 2018
personAlex Inside 23 lvl added it 1 year ago on Jul 26, 2018.