cyanic acid


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cyanic acid

n.
A poisonous, unstable, highly volatile organic acid, HOCN, used to prepare cyanates.

cyanic acid

(saɪˈænɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless poisonous volatile liquid acid that hydrolyses readily to ammonia and carbon dioxide. Formula: HOCN. Compare isocyanic acid, fulminic acid

cyan′ic ac′id


n.
an unstable, poisonous, liquid acid, HOCN, isomeric with fulminic acid.
[1825–35]
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Noun1.cyanic acid - a colorless poisonous volatile liquid acid that hydrolyzes readily to ammonia and carbon dioxide
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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