tetracene

noun tet·ra·cene \ˈte‧trəˌsēn\

Definition of tetracene

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  1. :  a yellow solid compound (H3N2C)NHNHN=N(CN2H2)NHNO made by reaction of amino-guanidine and nitrous acid and used as an explosive in priming compositions for cartridges and in combination with lead azide to reduce the flash point of the latter —called also tetrazene

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Origin and Etymology of tetracene

alteration of tetrazene


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