hydrocyanic acid

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hy·​dro·​cy·​an·​ic acid | \ ˌhī-drō-sī-ˈa-nik- How to pronounce hydrocyanic acid (audio) \

Definition of hydrocyanic acid

: an aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide HCN that is a poisonous weak acid and is used chiefly in fumigating and in organic synthesis

First Known Use of hydrocyanic acid

1816, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydrocyanic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrocyanic%20acid. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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hydrocyanic acid

noun
hy·​dro·​cy·​an·​ic acid | \ ˌhī-drō-sī-ˌan-ik- How to pronounce hydrocyanic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydrocyanic acid

: an aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide HCN that is an extremely poisonous weak acid used especially in fumigating

called also prussic acid

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