hydrocyanic acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1816 an aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide HCN that is a poisonous weak acid and is used chiefly in fumigating and in organic synthesis

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  • 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

  • hydrocyanic acid — HCN; a colorless, very toxic liquid, with the odor of bitter almonds, present in bitter almonds (amygdalin), the stones of peaches, plums and other fruits, and laurel leaves; inhalation of 300 p.p.m. causes death. SYN: hydrogen cyanide, prussic… …   Medical dictionary

  • hydrocyanic acid — noun a solution of hydrogen cyanide, HCN, in water; a weak poisonous acid, used as a fumigant Syn: prussic acid …   Wiktionary

  • hydrocyanic acid — prussic acid an intensely poisonous volatile acid that can cause death within a minute if inhaled. It has a smell of bitter almonds. See: cyanide …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hydrocyanic acid — a colorless, highly poisonous liquid, HCN, an aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide. Also called prussic acid. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydrocyanic acid — Prussic acid …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hydrocyanic acid — hy′drocyan′ic ac′id n. chem. a colorless, highly poisonous liquid, HCN, an aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide Also called prussic acid …   From formal English to slang

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