prussic acid


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Related to prussic acid: strychnine

prus·sic acid

 (prŭs′ĭk)
[So called because it was first obtained from Prussian blue.]

prussic acid

(ˈprʌsɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) the weakly acidic extremely poisonous aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide
[C18: from French acide prussique Prussian acid, so called because obtained from Prussian blue]

hy′drocyan′ic ac′id


n.
a colorless, highly poisonous liquid, HCN, an aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide. Also called prussic acid.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prussic 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
Translations

prussic acid

[ˌprʌsɪkˈæsɪd] Nácido m prúsico

prussic acid

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prussic acid

[ˈprʌsɪkˈæsɪd] nacido prussico
References in classic literature ?
I don't know what it was, but it had either prussic acid or white lead in it.
His every move was reported to the big Bwana--just what animals he killed and how many of each species, how he killed them, too, for Bwana would not permit the use of prussic acid or strychnine; and how he treated his "boys.
Was not a bowl of prussic acid the cause of Fair Rosamond's retiring from the world?
Thereupon Madame Mantalini, quite unmoved by some most pathetic lamentations on the part of her husband, that the apothecary had not mixed the prussic acid strong enough, and that he must take another bottle or two to finish the work he had in hand, entered into a catalogue of that amiable gentleman's gallantries, deceptions, extravagances, and infidelities (especially the last), winding up with a protest against being supposed to entertain the smallest remnant of regard for him; and adducing, in proof of the altered state of her affections, the circumstance of his having poisoned himself in private no less than six times within the last fortnight, and her not having once interfered by word or deed to save his life.
George bravely recounted the events and stated that his father had at other times been in states of excitement and red faced, and had been known to take prussic acid.
There's a lot of evidence that acute exposure particularly to aflatoxins -- these fungal toxins -- but also prussic acid, can be lethal.
Although, hydrogen cyanide or prussic acid is highly poisonous, so it is perhaps not a planet I would like to live on
Several days later Eleanor was dead, from chloroform and prussic acid, a.
Sorghum-sudangrass makes good livestock forage, though you must not feed your animals young plants (those less than 24 inches high) or those stressed by drought or killed by frost, which may cause prussic acid poisoning.
However, higher level of nitrogen application may increase prussic acid contents of forage sorghum; ultimately poisoning animals (Aziz-Abdel and Abdel-Gwad, 2008).
Prussic acid is the aqueous solution of which poison?