fulminuric acid

ful·​min·​uric acid | \ ¦fu̇l|mə¦n(y)u̇rik-, ¦fəl| \

Definition of fulminuric acid

: a white crystalline explosive acid NCCH(NO2)CONH2 structurally related to nitromethane and obtainable in the form of salts by boiling mercury fulminate with potassium chloride solution

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History and Etymology for fulminuric acid

fulminuric International Scientific Vocabulary fulmin- (as in fulminic) + uric

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“Fulminuric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fulminuric%20acid. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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