fulminic acid

noun
ful·​min·​ic acid | \ (ˈ)fu̇l¦|minik-, ¦fəl¦| \

Definition of fulminic acid

: 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

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History and Etymology for fulminic acid

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 29 Oct. 2020.

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