tetracene

noun

tet·​ra·​cene
ˈte‧trəˌsēn
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

alteration of tetrazene

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“Tetracene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetracene. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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