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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Nitrate/nitrite intoxication should be differentiated from intoxication caused by hydrocyanic acid (HCN), according to RIETALVARIZA (1993) and RADOSTITS et al.
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government will now check all the parameters, ranging from naturally occurring toxins ( aflatoxin, agaric acid, hydrocyanic acid and hypericin) to metal contaminants like arsenic, mercury, tin, zinc, copper and cadmium,"a senior FSSAI official said.
The first stage, between 135 and 250[degrees]C, it is associated with urea vaporization and urea degradation, which leads mainly to production of hydrocyanic acid and biuret NH[(CO).
Bitter almonds contain significant amounts (3 9%) of amygdalin a diglucoside which releases hydrocyanic acid and benzaldehyde upon enzymatic hydrolysis [17]; bitter almonds are used primarily in the production of flavor extracts [18].
Citing several studies, city health officials said the root crop contains hydrocyanic acid (HCN), which is considered dangerous.
To keep down bedbugs, fumigate with hydrocyanic acid gas.
There are two main categories of cassava depending on their hydrocyanic acid content: sweet cassava (for direct consumption of the tuber) and bitter cassava (for making starch and other derivatives).
Hydrocyanic acid toxin production is a serious problem associated with sorghum forage in dry areas and could be lethal to animals if ingested in higher quantities.