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fulminate

(fŭl`mĭnāt), any salt of fulminic acid, HONC, a highly unstable compound known only in solution. The term is most commonly applied to the explosive mercury (II) fulminate, also called fulminate of mercury, Hg(ONC)2. The pure compound forms white cubic crystals. It is made by the action of nitric acid on mercury metal in the presence of alcohol and is often collected as a gray or brown sandy powder. It is very sensitive to heat, shock, or friction and is used in primers, detonators, and blasting caps.

fulminate

[′fu̇l·mə‚nāt]
(medicine)
Of a disease, to come suddenly and follow a severe, intense, and rapid course.
(organic chemistry)
A salt of fulminic acid.
HgC2N2O2 An explosive mercury compound derived from the fulminic acid; used for the caps or exploders by means of which charges of gunpowder, dynamite, and other explosives are fired. Also known as mercury fulminate.

fulminate

any salt or ester of fulminic acid, esp the mercury salt, which is used as a detonator
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