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Potassium Fulminate, or KONC, is an inorganic salt of the fulminate ion. It only use other than chemical demonstrations is percussion caps for some early rifles. Usually prepared by mixing a potassium amalgam with mercury fulminate, it is much less sensitive due to the ionic bond between potassium and carbon, unlike the weaker covalent bond between mercury and carbon.
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