cyanic acid


nounChemistry.
  1. an unstable, poisonous, liquid acid, HOCN, isomeric with fulminic acid.

Origin of cyanic acid

1
First recorded in 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for cyanic acid

cyanic acid

/ (saɪˈænɪk) /


noun
  1. a colourless poisonous volatile liquid acid that hydrolyses readily to ammonia and carbon dioxide. Formula: HOCN: Compare isocyanic acid, fulminic acid

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Scientific definitions for cyanic acid

cyanic acid

[ sī-ănĭk ]


  1. A poisonous, unstable, and highly volatile organic acid used to prepare cyanates. Chemical formula: HOCN.

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