fulminic acid

fulminic acid

noun
an unstable acid, CNOH, isomeric with cyanic acid, and known only in the form of its salts.

Origin:
1815–25

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fulminic acid (fʌlˈmɪnɪk, fʊl-)
 
n
Compare cyanic acid an unstable volatile acid known only in solution and in the form of its salts and esters. Formula: HONC
 
[C19: from Latin fulmen lightning]

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