cyanoauric acid

noun
cy·​a·​no·​auric acid

Definition of cyanoauric acid

: a white crystalline acid H[Au(CN)4].3H2O that on heating decomposes into gold, cyanogen, and hydrogen cyanide

called also tetracyanoauric acid

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History and Etymology for cyanoauric acid

cyan- + auric

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“Cyanoauric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyanoauric%20acid. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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