thiocyanic acid


thio·​cyanic acid
: an unstable liquid acid HSCN or HNCS of strong odor that is usually obtained by distilling a thiocyanate salt with dilute sulfuric acid and that polymerizes readily see isothiocyanic acid

Word History


thiocyanic International Scientific Vocabulary thi- + cyanic

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“Thiocyanic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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