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fulminic acid

an unstable acid, CNOH, isomeric with cyanic acid, and known only in the form of its salts.
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First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
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fulminic acid

/fʌlˈmɪnɪk; fʊl-/
an unstable volatile acid known only in solution and in the form of its salts and esters. Formula: HONC Compare cyanic acid
Word Origin
C19: from Latin fulmen lightning
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