Definition of cyanic acid in English:

cyanic acid

Line breaks: cy|an¦ic acid
Pronunciation: /sʌɪˈanɪk
 
/

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless, poisonous, volatile, strongly acidic liquid.
More example sentences
  • Ramberg has cast a sceptic's eye over the familiar story of how Wöhler's synthesis of urea from cyanic acid and ammonia in 1828 dispelled the notion of vitalism by creating an organic compound from inorganic components.
  • These data are in accordance with those presented by Vitti et al., who reported reduction of 70% in cyanic acid in the raw leaves of cassava during the dehydration process.
  • But esters of normal cyanic acid are not known.

Origin

early 19th century: from cyanogen + -ic.

Definition of cyanic acid in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day vituperate
Pronunciation: vɪˈtjuːpəreɪt
verb
blame or insult (someone) in strong language...