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A poisonous, unstable, highly volatile organic acid, HOCN, used to prepare cyanates.
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an unstable, poisonous, liquid acid, HOCN, isomeric with fulminic acid.
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|Noun||1.||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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