hydrocyanic acid

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hy·dro·cy·an·ic acid

An aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide. Also called prussic acid.

hydrocyanic acid

(Elements & Compounds) another name for hydrogen cyanide, esp when in aqueous solution

hy′drocyan′ic ac′id

a colorless, highly poisonous liquid, HCN, an aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide. Also called prussic acid.
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Noun1.hydrocyanic acid - a solution of hydrogen cyanide in water; weak solutions are used in fumigating and in the synthesis of organic compounds
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
acide cyanhydriqueacide prussique
kwas pruski
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During the consequent fermentation, roots are softened, the disintegration of the tissue structures result in the contact of linamarin with linamarase and subsequent hydrolysis to glucose and cyanohydrins which easily break down to ketone and hydrocyanic acid (Cooke, 1978).