fulminate of mercury
fulminate of mercury ful"mi*nate of mer"cu*ry, n. (Chem.) The mercury salt of fulminic acid ({Hg(CNO)2}), called also {mercury fulminate}. It is prepared as gray crystals, and is used primarily in detonators for detonating high explosives, such as dynamite or TNT. [PJC]

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  • fulminate of mercury — mercury fulminate mer cu*ry ful mi*nate, n. (Chem.) The mercury salt of fulminic acid ({Hg(CNO)2}), called also {fulminate of mercury}. It is an explosive compound prepared as gray crystals, and is used primarily in detonators for detonating high …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fulminate of mercury — noun a fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated; used in detonators and blasting caps and percussion caps • Syn: ↑mercury fulminate, ↑fulminating mercury • Hypernyms: ↑fulminate • Part Holonyms: ↑blasting cap, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fulminate of mercury — chemical compound derived from the heating of mercury and used in explosive devices, an explosive salt, mercury salt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fulminate of mercury — See mercury fulminate. * * * …   Universalium

  • mercury fulminate — fulminate of mercury ful mi*nate of mer cu*ry, n. (Chem.) The mercury salt of fulminic acid ({Hg(CNO)2}), called also {mercury fulminate}. It is prepared as gray crystals, and is used primarily in detonators for detonating high explosives, such… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mercury fulminate — mer cu*ry ful mi*nate, n. (Chem.) The mercury salt of fulminic acid ({Hg(CNO)2}), called also {fulminate of mercury}. It is an explosive compound prepared as gray crystals, and is used primarily in detonators for detonating high explosives, such… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mercury fulminate — noun a fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated; used in detonators and blasting caps and percussion caps • Syn: ↑fulminate of mercury, ↑fulminating mercury • Hypernyms: ↑fulminate • Part Holonyms: ↑blasting cap, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mercury fulminate — Chem. a gray, crystalline solid, Hg(CNO)2, used chiefly in the manufacture of commercial and military detonators. Also called fulminate of mercury. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • Mercury(II) fulminate — Mercury(II) fulminate …   Wikipedia

  • Fulminate de mercure — Général Nom IUPAC Fulminate de mercure No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

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