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 acid; from 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)