picric acid

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pic·ric acid

A poisonous, explosive yellow crystalline solid, C6H3N3O7, used in explosives, dyes, and for etching copper.

picric acid

(Elements & Compounds) a toxic sparingly soluble crystalline yellow acid used as a dye, antiseptic, and explosive. Formula: C6H2OH(NO2)3. Systematic name: 2,4,6-trinitrophenol See also lyddite

pic′ric ac′id

(ˈpɪk rɪk)
a yellow, crystalline, water-soluble, intensely bitter, poisonous acid, C6H3N3O7, used chiefly in explosives.
[1850–55; < Greek pikr(ós) bitter + -ic]
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Noun1.picric acid - a yellow toxic highly explosive strong acid; used in high explosives and as a dye and in chemical reactions
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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The munitions freighter, built in England in 1899 and purchased by the French shipping firm Compagnie Generate Transatlantique, carried 2,300 tons of wet and dry picric acid, 200 tons of TNT, 10 tons of gun cotton, and 35 tons of benzol.
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The lactose contents of the milk sample were determined by Picric acid method (Awan and Rehman, 1997).
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