fulminic acidful·min·ic acid
an unstable isomer of cyanic acid, known chiefly in the form of highly explosive, shock-sensitive salts used as detonators
Origin of fulminic acidfrom Classical Latin fulmen, lightning (see fulminate) + -ic
An unstable acid, HCNO, that forms highly explosive salts.
Origin of fulminic acidLatin fulmen fulmin- lightning that strikes ; see fulminate . -ic
(plural fulminic acids)