Definition of Mercury fulminate

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, Fulminating Mercury
Group relationships: Blasting Cap, Percussion Cap
Generic synonyms: Fulminate

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mercury Fulminate

mercurous chloride
mercurous iodide
mercury-vapor lamp
mercury-vapour lamp
mercury arc
mercury barometer
mercury bichloride
mercury biniodide
mercury cell
mercury chloride
mercury compounds
mercury deutoiodide
mercury fulminate (current term)
mercury isotopes
mercury poisoning
mercury protoiodide
mercury radioisotopes
mercury subsalicylate
mercury thermometer
mercury vapor lamp
mercy bucket
mercy killer
mercy killers
mercy killing
mercy rule

Literary usage of Mercury fulminate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"mercury fulminate is sometimes recrystallised from boiling water or from alcohol ... 404) prepares mercury fulminate by treating a solution of mercury in an ..."

2. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"The water extract contains the potassium chlorate and a portion of the mercury fulminate, which is slightly soluble in cold water. ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"mercury fulminate is scarcely soluble in cold water, but dissolves in 180 parts of ... English fulminating powder consists of 3 parts mercury fulminate, ..."

4. Political and Commercial Geology and the World's Mineral Resources by Josiah Edward Spurr (1920)
"The discovery of mercury fulminate by Howard in 1799 led to the invention ... Recently a large part of the mercury fulminate in detonators for modern high ..."

5. Explosives: A Synoptic and Critical Treatment of the Literature of the by Heinrich Brunswig (1912)
"mercury fulminate. 175. The chief ingredient in detonators and percussion ... The technical preparation of mercury fulminate is accomplished by dissolving ..."

6. The Manufacture of Explosives: A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the by Oscar Guttmann (1895)
"... CHAPTER XIII FULMINATE OF mercury fulminate of mercury was discovered by Howard in 1799. The extremely explosive properties of ..."

7. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1904)
"0-04 to 0'05 grm. of pure mercury fulminate—prepared by dissolving the ordinary ... solution, precipitating the mercury fulminate from the solution of the ..."

8. Lectures on Explosives: A Course of Lectures Prepared Especially as a Manual by Willoughby Walke (1897)
"Properties of mercury fulminate.—The color of mercury fulminate varies from ... mercury fulminate has a density of 4.42; it has a sweetish acid metallic ..."

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