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cyanic acid

noun, Chemistry.
an unstable, poisonous, liquid acid, HOCN, isomeric with fulminic acid.
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1825-35 Unabridged
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cyanic acid

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