Hydrocyanic
Hydrocyanic Hy`dro*cy*an"ic, a. [Hydro-, 2 + anic: cf. F. hydrocyanique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from the combination of, hydrogen and cyanogen. [1913 Webster]

{Hydrocyanic acid} (Chem.), a colorless, mobile, volatile liquid, {HCN}, having a characteristic peach-blossom odor. It is one of the most deadly poisons. It is made by the action of sulphuric acid on yellow prussiate of potassium (potassium ferrocyanide), and chemically resembles hydrochloric and hydrobromic acids. Called also {prussic acid}, {hydrogen cyanide}, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • hydrocyanic — /huy droh suy an ik/, adj. of or derived from hydrocyanic acid. [1810 20; HYDRO 2 + CYANIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydrocyanic — adjective Of or pertaining to hydrocyanic acid or its compounds …   Wiktionary

  • hydrocyanic — adj. pertaining to hydrocyanic acid (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hydrocyanic — /huy droh suy an ik/, adj. of or derived from hydrocyanic acid. [1810 20; HYDRO 2 + CYANIC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • hydrocyanic — hy·dro·cyanic …   English syllables

  • hydrocyanic —   a. prussic (acid) …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Hydrocyanic acid — Hydrocyanic Hy dro*cy*an ic, a. [Hydro , 2 + anic: cf. F. hydrocyanique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from the combination of, hydrogen and cyanogen. [1913 Webster] {Hydrocyanic acid} (Chem.), a colorless, mobile, volatile liquid, {HCN},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hydrocyanic acid — [hī΄drō sī an′ik] n. a weak, highly poisonous acid, HCN, that is a colorless liquid with the odor of bitter almonds: it is used as a fumigant, poison gas, in metallurgy, etc …   English World dictionary

  • hydrocyanic acid — cianido rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė HCN atitikmenys: angl. hydrocyanic acid; hydrogen cyanide; Prussian acid rus. синильная кислота; цианистоводородная кислота; циановодород ryšiai: sinonimas – vandenilio cianidas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • hydrocyanic acid — cianido rūgštis statusas T sritis apsauga nuo naikinimo priemonių apibrėžtis Bendroji nepatvarioji kovinė nuodingoji medžiaga. Karčiųjų migdolų kvapo bespalvis skystis, gerai tirpsta vandenyje, stiprus, greitai veikiantis nuodas. Pagrindinė… …   Apsaugos nuo naikinimo priemonių enciklopedinis žodynas

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