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English translation: gas aerosol mixtures, nitrogen oxides

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20:55 Jul 31, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
German term or phrase: Gas-Aerosol-Gemische, Stickoxide
These terms are from a safety data sheet for a lubricant.
"Besondere Gefährdung durch den Stoff oder Verbrennungsprodukte: Unter den Bedingungen eines unkontrollierten Feuers entstehen komplexe Gas-Aerosol-Gemische, die Kohlenmonoxid, Stickoxide, Ruß, Schwefeldioxid, und organische Verbindungen enthalten können."
Are these just gas-aerosol-mixtures? Also, just wanted to confirm nitrogen oxides for Stickoxide. Ernst gave several choices.
Thanks, Beth.
Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 06:50
English translation:gas aerosol mixtures, nitrogen oxides
Explanation:
Agree with uel that your guesses are correct. Gas aerosol mixture does exist. Nitrogen oxides is used to broadly refer to the various forms of NO that there are.
I'm not sure, but maybe this compressed air glossary might be helpful to you:
Selected response from:

Anya Malhotra
Local time: 16:20
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Thanks to everyone for their help. I had a feeling Stickoxide was going to be tricky, so I'm glad to have it clarified. :) Beth
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Summary of answers provided
nagas-aerosol mixtures, nitrogen oxides (or oxides of nitrogen)Alison Gaunt
nagas-aerosol mixtures and nitrogen oxidesDan McCrosky
nagas aerosol mixtures, nitrogen oxidesAnya Malhotra
nagas-aerosol-mixtures/ nitrous oxides
Dierk Seeburg
nasee belowUlrike Lieder


  

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Explanation:
I'm no chemist, but it looks like you're ight on both counts.
A quick Google search yieled 5 hits on gas-aerosol mixture, for instance these:
ichmt.me.metu.edu.tr/abstracts/Radiation97/session12.html
www.aiha.com/english/general/projects/m41fing.htm

My Fachwörterbuch Chemie/Chemische Technik (Verlag A. Hatier) gives nitrogen oxide as well as:
(specifically/im engeren Sinne):
NO nitrogen(II) oxide
and
nitrogen monooxide
Hope this helps!

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 03:50
Native speaker of: German
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1 hr
gas-aerosol-mixtures/ nitrous oxides


Explanation:
I concur with your choice of gas-aerosol-mixtures, but suggest nitrous oxides for Stickoxide as that is the chemical term (see the URLs) and not the more colloquial term nitrogen oxide.

Cheerio,
Dierk


    Reference: http://www.iee.et.tu-dresden.de/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/wernerr/sear...
    Reference: http://library.northernlight.com/DG19990402060025954.html?cb...
Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 04:50
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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2 hrs
gas aerosol mixtures, nitrogen oxides


Explanation:
Agree with uel that your guesses are correct. Gas aerosol mixture does exist. Nitrogen oxides is used to broadly refer to the various forms of NO that there are.
I'm not sure, but maybe this compressed air glossary might be helpful to you:


    Reference: http://www.impactrm.com/html/a.html
Anya Malhotra
Local time: 16:20
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Thanks to everyone for their help. I had a feeling Stickoxide was going to be tricky, so I'm glad to have it clarified. :) Beth
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2 hrs
gas-aerosol mixtures and nitrogen oxides


Explanation:
I am certainly not a chemist either but it appears from this site that your idea of "nitrogen oxide" certainly not "colloquial".

http://chem01.usca.sc.edu/chemistry/genchem/nomen.htm

"If more than one binary compound is formed by a pair of nonmetals, the Greek prefixes di (two), tri (three), tetra (four), penta (five), hexa (six), etc. are used to designate the number of atoms present. The mono- prefix is rarely used.

Compound Name
N2O5 = dinitrogen pentoxide*
N2O4 = initrogen tetroxide
N2O3 = dinitrogen trioxide
N2O2 = dinitrogen dioxide
N2O = dinitrogen oxide
NO2 = nitrogen dioxide
NO = nitrogen oxide

*when immediately followed by a vowel, the a is dropped.
Many of the most common binary nonmetal componds have common names which are use more frequently:
Compound Name
H2O = water
H2O2 = hydrogen peroxide
NH3 = ammonia
N2H4 = hydrazine
PH3 = phosphine
AsH3 = arsine
NO = nitric oxide
N2O = nitrous oxide

It appears to be, as Anya mentioned, a good term when one is not sure how many nitrogen or oxygen atoms are present. - HTH - Dan



Dan McCrosky
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8 hrs
gas-aerosol mixtures, nitrogen oxides (or oxides of nitrogen)


Explanation:
Gas-aerosol mixtures is fine (aerosols can be either droplets or particulates suspended in air).
As for Stickstoffoxide: nitrous oxide would be wrong here, since it is just one (N20 or "laughing gas") of the overall group of nitrogen oxides. They are also called "oxides of nitrogen" and commonly abbreviated to NOx.

Alison Gaunt
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