tetracene

noun
tet·​ra·​cene | \ ˈte‧trəˌsēn \
plural -s

Definition of tetracene

: 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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History and Etymology for tetracene

alteration of tetrazene

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“Tetracene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetracene. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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