lead azide


: a crystalline explosive compound Pb(N3)2 used as a detonating agent

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lead azide was in 1918

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“Lead azide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20azide. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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