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fulmiaic


fulmiaic


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  {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.