from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A colorless crystalline compound, CH(NO2)3, prepared by the action of water on trinitro-acetonitrile; trinitromethane. It melts at 15° C., explodes when rapidly heated, is a strong monobasic acid, and gives yellow solutions and colored salts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A nitro derivative of methane, analogous to chloroform, obtained as a colorless oily or crystalline substance, CH.(NO2)3, quite explosive, and having well-defined acid properties.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry The explosive nitro compound CH(NO2)3, analagous to chloroform; trinitromethane


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