Definition of hydrocyanic acid in English:

hydrocyanic acid

Line breaks: hydro|cyan¦ic acid
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪdrə(ʊ)sʌɪˈanɪk


[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A highly poisonous acidic solution of hydrogen cyanide in water.
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    • 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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