mercury fulminate


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mercury fulminate

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Noun1.mercury fulminate - a fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated; used in detonators and blasting caps and percussion caps
blasting cap - a small tube filled with detonating substances; used to detonate high explosives
percussion cap - a detonator that explodes when struck
fulminate - a salt or ester of fulminic acid
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Peak production was in World War II, when mercury fulminate was needed as a triggering agent in the nation's armaments.
The prosecutor said Copeland drew on The Terrorists' Handbook in early experiments to make "a proper bomb" using ammonium nitrate as explosive and mercury fulminate as a detonator.