Nitric Acid Storage

Updated: 02/03/2020

One particular chemical commonly used in lab areas that is found improperly stored is Nitric Acid. It is a strong oxidizing acid and can cause spontaneous fires when in contact with organic materials. It should be stored in its own separate containment tray inside a corrosives cabinet used for acids. In particular, NEVER store Nitric Acid with flammable solvents and combustibles such as Acetic Acid. Learn more about how to properly store nitric acid.