prussic acid


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prus·sic acid

 (prŭs′ĭk)
[So called because it was first obtained from Prussian blue.]
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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]
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hy′drocyan′ic ac′id


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

prussic acid

[ˌprʌsɪkˈæsɪd] Nácido m prúsico
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prussic acid

nBlausäure f
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prussic acid

[ˈprʌsɪkˈæsɪd] nacido prussico
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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.
Crushed laurel leaves release dangerous amounts of the almond-scented prussic acid - cyanide.
Summary: Hydrogen cyanide is also known as prussic acid. Hydrogen cyanide is an inorganic compound that is colorless in nature.
Significantly, Robertson begins her book with an account of how the day before the murder a local druggist had refused to sell 10 cents worth of prussic acid to a woman because she didn't have a doctor's prescription.
As forage sorghum is used mainly for cattle grazing, hay production and silage, S&W's forage sorghum varieties feature superior stem quality, standability, high sugar levels, high dry matter production, and low prussic acid levels.
The Ministry of Commerce issued a warning on Friday about almonds from the French brand Uberti, which have been found to contain dangerous levels of prussic acid, or hydrogen cyanide.
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 another chemical which sounds very dangerous, "prussic acid" or hydrogen cyanide.