Definición de fulminate of mercury en inglés:

fulminate of mercury

Silabificación: ful·mi·nate of mer·cu·ry

sustantivo

A white or grayish crystalline powder that when dry is extremely volatile when exposed to heat or pressure and is used as an explosive.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The explosive mixture to be packed inside was fulminate of mercury, a highly volatile sandy-coloured crystalline powder substance.
  • Stabilized nitroglycerine was developed into dynamite by Alfred Nobel, who combined this secondary high explosive with his detonator utilizing fulminate of mercury - the primary explosive - to produce a highly effective partnership.
  • The cap composition was a mixture of fulminate of mercury with potassium chlorate and powdered glass.

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