lead azide

[ led ]
/ lɛd /

noun Chemistry.

a highly toxic, colorless crystalline compound, Pb(N3)2, that detonates at 660°F (350°C) and is used as a detonator for explosives.

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Origin of lead azide

First recorded in 1910–15
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