fulminic acid

noun

ful·​min·​ic acid
(ˈ)fu̇l¦|minik-,
¦fəl¦|
: an unstable acid CNOH isomeric with cyanic acid and known only in solution (as ether, in which it polymerizes rapidly) and in the form of highly explosive salts

Word History

Etymology

fulminic International Scientific Vocabulary fulmin- (from Latin fulmin-, fulmen lightning) + -ic

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“Fulminic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fulminic%20acid. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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