Density of Nitric Acid


The density of nitric acid is the weight of the nitric acid per its volume.


ρ = m / V
  • ρ:  Density
  • m: mass
  • V: Volume

Density vs Specific Weight vs Specific Gravity

I would like to point out that there are conceptual differences between densityspecific weight and specific gravity. Follow the link if you want to learn more about these differences.

With that said, this page will provide you the nitric acid density in kg/m³ (SI unit), g/cm³, g/ml, kg/l, lb/ft³.

Density of Nitric Acid

𝛒 = 1.5129 g/cm³
𝛒 = 1512.9 kg/m³
𝛒 = 1.5129 g/ml
𝛒 = 1512.9 g/L
𝛒 = 94.45 lb/ft³

Source: MIT

65% Nitric Acid (20 °C)

𝛒 = 1.39 g/cm³
𝛒 = 1390 kg/m³
𝛒 = 1.39 g/ml
𝛒 = 1390 g/L
𝛒 = 86.77 lb/ft³

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