fulminic acid


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
/ (fʌlˈmɪnɪk, fʊl-) /


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

Word Origin for fulminic acid

C19: from Latin fulmen lightning
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