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thiocyanic acid

[ thahy-oh-sahy-an-ik, thahy- ]
/ ˈθaɪ oʊ saɪˈæn ɪk, ˌθaɪ- /

noun Chemistry.

an unstable acid, HSCN, known chiefly in the form of its salts.


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Nearby words

thiobarbiturate, thiocarbamide, thiocarbanilide, thioctic acid, thiocyanate, thiocyanic acid, thiodan, thiodiphenylamine, thiofuran, thiokinase, thiokol

Origin of thiocyanic acid

First recorded in 1875–80; thio- + cyanic acid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for thiocyanic acid

thiocyanic acid

/ (ˌθaɪəʊsaɪˈænɪk) /


an unstable acid known in the form of thiocyanate salts. Formula: HSCN
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