H2C2N2O2 definition


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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Fulmiaic \Ful*mia"ic\, a. [Cf. F. fulminique.]
     Pertaining to fulmination; detonating; specifically (Chem.),
     pertaining to, derived from, or denoting, an acid, so called;
     as, fulminic acid.
     [1913 Webster]

     {Fulminic acid} (Chem.), a complex acid, {H2C2N2O2}, isomeric
        with cyanic and cyanuric acids, and not known in the free
        state, but forming a large class of highly explosive
        salts, the fulminates. Of these, mercuric fulminate, the
        most common, is used, mixed with niter, to fill percussion
        caps, charge cartridges, etc. Fulminic acid is made by the
        action of nitric acid on alcohol.
        [1913 Webster]

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