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hydrocyanic acid Syllabification: hy·dro·cy·an·ic ac·id
Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrōsīˌanik ˈasəd/

Definition of hydrocyanic acid in English:

noun

Chemistry
A highly poisonous acidic solution of hydrogen cyanide in water.
Example sentences
  • This herb contains amygdalin which hydrolizes into benzaldehyde and hydrocyanic acid.
  • Cyanide content of trapped hydrocyanic acid was then determined quantitatively.
  • This in turn will break the vial of hydrocyanic acid.

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