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

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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