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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If compulsory vaccination for the good of the community is to be introduced may I suggest we start with a prussic acid injection for every little Hitler who wishes to erode our (limited) freedom even more?
MARCH 19, 1945, at Mountjoy: James Herbert Lehman, 45, Canadian ex-soldier, for the murder of his wife, Margaret, 29, by poisoning her with prussic acid at 11 Leinster Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6.
On March 8, 1944, Lehman bought 150 grains of prussic acid - a deadly poison - from a chemist.
It therefore took little time for the Staffordshire coroner to request the exhumation of both Walter and Anne Palmer, and the presence of antimony on one of them and prussic acid on the other surprised few of the jury.
These contain under certain conditions, prussic acid (hydrocyanic acid), a deadly poison which interferes with the oxygen-carrying ability of the blood.
At Auschwitz-Birkenau an even quicker means was found: the use of prussic acid capsules as a gassing agent.
The prussic acid strip for cyanide testing is bright yellow.