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 explosives, such as dynamite or TNT. It is sensitive to shock and may be detonated by a blow. [PJC]

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  • 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.… …   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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