Definition of Fulminating mercury

1. Noun. A fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated; used in detonators and blasting caps and percussion caps.

Exact synonyms: Fulminate Of Mercury, Mercury Fulminate
Group relationships: Blasting Cap, Percussion Cap
Generic synonyms: Fulminate



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fulminating Mercury

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Literary usage of Fulminating mercury

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1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1855)
"10 grains of fulminating mercury yield by explosion, in addition to water and ... 34 grains of fulminating mercury are sufficient to burst strong fire-arms ..."

2. A Compendium of the Course of Chemical Instruction in the Medical Department by Robert Hare (1828)
"It is usually called fulminating mercury. Means of obtaining fulminating mercury. This compound may be obtained by fhe following process. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"Hot nitric acid decomposes fulminating mercury, yielding carbonic acid, acetic acid, and mercuric nitrate.—3. Moderately dilute sulphuric acid decomposes it ..."

4. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1832)
"On a new fulminating Mercury. By Edward Howard, Esq. FRS Read March 13,. [Phil. Trans., p. 204.] We learn from the introduction to this paper, that mercury, ..."

5. The Principles of Chemistry by Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev (1891)
"Br.N. The -iveness of fulminating mercury, the rapidity of its decomposition (gunpowder, and even guncotton, burn more slowly and explode less violently), ..."

6. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1859)
"When this is effected, a violent reaction ensues, accompanied with evolved masses of white vapor, and the fulminating mercury is precipitated in the form of ..."

7. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1859)
"When this is effected, a violent reaction ensues, accompanied with evolved masses of white vapor, and the fulminating mercury is precipitated in the form of ..."

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