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fulminic acid

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noun
  1. an unstable acid, CNOH, isomeric with cyanic acid, and known only in the form of its salts.

Origin of fulminic acid

First recorded in 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for fulminic acid

fulminic acid

noun
  1. an unstable volatile acid known only in solution and in the form of its salts and esters. Formula: HONCCompare cyanic acid

Word Origin

C19: from Latin fulmen lightning
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