Fulminating silver

Definition of Fulminating silver

(Chem.) A black crystalline substance, Ag2O.(NH3)2, obtained by dissolving silver oxide in aqua ammonia. When dry it explodes violently on the slightest percussion.
Silver fulminate, a white crystalline substance, Ag2C2N2O2, obtained by adding alcohol to a solution of silver nitrate; - also called fulminate of silver. When dry it is violently explosive.

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