HgCNO2
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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  • HgCNO2 — 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

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