hydrazoic acid


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hydrazoic acid

(ˌhaɪdrəˈzəʊɪk)
n
(Chemistry) a colourless highly explosive liquid. Formula: HN3. See also azide
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Noun1.hydrazoic acid - a colorless explosive liquid that is volatile and poisonous and foul-smellinghydrazoic acid - a colorless explosive liquid that is volatile and poisonous and foul-smelling
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
hydrazoite - a salt of hydrazoic acid
hydride - any binary compound formed by the union of hydrogen and other elements
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Nearly 5 months after the restaurant incident, headspace gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis by the FBI laboratory detected hydrazoic acid, which is formed when sodium azide contacts water.
Immediately, the crystals transformed into the highly volatile hydrazoic acid, and the chemist inhaled just the barest whiff.
Then, transformed to hydrazoic acid (Na[N.sub.3]), it could move with air or water through the environment.