Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to fulminic acid or its derivatives

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In chem., of or pertaining to or capable of detonation.

Etymologies

See fulminate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The friendship between Liebig and Wöhler began in 1825 after they amicably resolved a dispute over two substances that had apparently the same composition — cyanic acid and fulminic acid — but very different characteristics: the silver compound of fulminic acid, investigated by Liebig, was explosive, whereas silver cyanate, as Wöhler found, was not.

    Von Liebig, Justus

  • The friendship between Wöhler and Liebig began in 1825 after they amicably resolved a dispute over two substances that had apparently the same composition — cyanic acid and fulminic acid — but very different characteristics: the silver compound of fulminic acid, investigated by Liebig, was explosive, whereas silver cyanate, as Wöhler found, was not.

    Wöhler, Friedrich

  • Wöhler's in many ways successful studies of cyanic acid gave the same analysis results for this compound as Liebig had found in his analysis of fulminic acid (which at the time made him a world-famous chemist at the age of barely twenty).

    Wilhelm Ostwald - Nobel Lecture

  • His brilliant studies of the reaction of nitrogen oxides with orefins and aromatics, the clarification of furoxanes as well as the classical experiments with fulminic acid and its polymerization may be chosen as examples.

    Heinrich Wieland - Biography

  • The principal compound of fulminic acid is the mercury salt commonly known as fulminating mercury.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • All attempts to prepare fulminic acid, or nitro-aceto - nitrile, C (NO_ {2}) H_ {2} CN, from the fulminates have failed.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • - C = N AgC = N whereas Dr H.E. Armstrong, F.R.S., would prefer to write the formula of fulminic acid

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • When a young and wholly unknown student he had gone to Paris to bring his discovery of fulminic acid to the notice of the Academy.

    The Story of My Life

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