prussic acid


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prussic acid:

see hydrogen cyanidehydrogen cyanide,
HCN, colorless, volatile, and extremely poisonous chemical compound whose vapors have a bitter almond odor. It melts at −14°C; and boils at 26°C;. It is miscible in all proportions with water or ethanol and is soluble in ether.
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prussic acid

[′prəs·ik ′as·əd]
(inorganic chemistry)

prussic acid

the weakly acidic extremely poisonous aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide
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