Friday, May 11, 2012

Hydrogen Cyanide

  • Hydrogen cyanide (with the historical common name of Prussic acid) is a chemical compound with chemical formula HCN. 
  • It is a colorless, extremely poisonous liquid that boils slightly above room temperature at 26 °C (79 °F). 
  • Hydrogen cyanide is a linear molecule, with a triple bond between carbon and nitrogen.
  • A solution of hydrogen cyanide in water is called hydrocyanic acid. The salts of hydrogen cyanide are known as cyanides.
  • An electrochemical measuring cell for detecting hydrogen cyanide by means of at least one measuring electrode and a counter electrode disposed in an electrolyte.

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