ferrocyanic acid

fer·​ro·​cyanic acid | \ "+...- \

Definition of ferrocyanic acid

: a white crystalline acid H4Fe(CN)6 obtained by treating ferrocyanides with acids

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First Known Use of ferrocyanic acid

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ferrocyanic acid

ferrocyanic International Scientific Vocabulary ferro- + cyanic

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“Ferrocyanic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferrocyanic%20acid. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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