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ful·min·ic acid(fo͝ol-mĭn′ĭk, fŭl-)
An unstable acid, HCNO, that forms highly explosive salts.
[Latin fulmen, fulmin-, lightning that strikes; see fulminate + -ic.]
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fulminic acid(fʌlˈmɪnɪk; fʊl-)
(Elements & Compounds) an unstable volatile acid known only in solution and in the form of its salts and esters. Formula: HONC. Compare cyanic acid
[C19: from Latin fulmen lightning]
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ful•min′ic ac′id(fʌlˈmɪn ɪk)
an unstable acid, CNOH, isomeric with cyanic acid, and known only in the form of its salts.
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|Noun||1.||fulminic acid - (CNOH) an unstable acid occurring mainly in the form of explosive salts and esters that is isomeric with cyanic acid|
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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