Fulminating silver


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • 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.
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In literature:

They are costly, especially the fulminating silver.
"Put Yourself in His Place" by Charles Reade
With aqua ammonia, it is converted into the black, fulminating silver.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
Then, in the centre of the two rows, put about a grain of fulminating silver, and paste a piece of cotton or silk over it.
"Endless Amusement" by Unknown
All the percussion cap makers {25} are indebted to Howard and Brugnatelli for fulminating silver.
"The Scientific Basis of National Progress" by George Gore
The first fulminate prepared was the "fulminating silver" of L.G.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
About one-third of a grain of fulminating silver produces the explosion in each.
"The Art of Amusing" by Frank Bellew