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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Army's primer contained mercury fulminate, potassium chlorate and glass dust that was incredibly corrosive when fired.
A nipple filled with mercury fulminate that squirts upon impact is attached to the bullet and a tip is added.
Peak production was in World War II, when mercury fulminate was needed as a triggering agent in the nation's armaments.