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isocyanic acid

[ahy-soh-sahy-an-ik, ahy-soh-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. an unstable acid, CHNO, tautomeric with cyanic acid, known only in the form of its salts.

Origin of isocyanic acid

First recorded in 1890–95; iso- + cyanic acid
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British Dictionary definitions for isocyanic acid

isocyanic acid

noun
  1. a hypothetical acid known only in the form of its compounds. Formula: HNCO
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