thiocyanic acid

thio·​cyanic acid | \ ¦thī(ˌ)ō+...- \

Definition of thiocyanic 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

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History and Etymology for thiocyanic acid

thiocyanic International Scientific Vocabulary thi- + cyanic

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“Thiocyanic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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