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Impurity found in nitrous oxide

# The impurity that is theoretically found in nitrous oxide that is considered slightly toxic is:
A. Methane
B. Cyclohexane
C. Ethylene oxide
D. Nitric oxide


The correct answer is D. Nitric oxide.

Nitrous oxide is a gas that creates
analgesia and dissociated anesthesia and
is commonly used in dentistry.

Nitrous oxide was first used by Horace
Wells for his own tooth extraction by his
assistant.

Nitrous oxide is used in general anesthesia
to enhance the effect of other drugs being
administered by allowing the concentration
of other drugs to be decreased without
decreasing their effect.

When nitrous oxide reacts with oxygen and
is converted into nitric oxide, causing
vasodilation.

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