tetranitromethane

noun
tet·ra·ni·tro·methane | \ "+ \

Definition of tetranitromethane 

: a volatile toxic liquid compound C(NO2)4 made usually by the action of nitric acid on acetic anhydride and used chiefly in very powerful liquid explosive mixtures

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History and Etymology for tetranitromethane

International Scientific Vocabulary tetranitro- + methane

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