nitroform definition

  • noun:
    • The explosive nitro element CH(NO2)3, analagous to chloroform; trinitromethane
    • A nitro by-product of methane, analogous to chloroform, acquired as a colorless greasy or crystalline substance, CH.(NO2)3, quite explosive, and achieving well-defined acid properties.
    • A colorless crystalline ingredient, CH(NO2)3, made by the action of water on trinitro-acetonitrile; trinitromethane. It melts at 15° C., explodes when rapidly heated, is a solid monobasic acid, and provides yellowish solutions and colored salts.
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