hydrazoic acid

noun
hy·​dra·​zo·​ic acid | \ ˌhī-drə-ˈzō-ik- How to pronounce hydrazoic acid (audio) \

Definition of hydrazoic acid

: a colorless volatile poisonous explosive liquid HN3 that has a foul odor and yields explosive salts of heavy metals

First Known Use of hydrazoic acid

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hydrazoic acid

hydr- + azo- + -ic entry 1

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“Hydrazoic acid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrazoic%20acid. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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