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prussic acid

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Related topics: Chemistry
prussic acidprus‧sic ac‧id /ˌprʌsɪk ˈæsɪd/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 HCa very poisonous acid
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prussic acidBut amygdalin reacts with an enzyme in the almond to produce glucose and two very characteristic compounds, benzaldehyde and prussic acid.There was arsenic, cyanide, prussic acid and - the list stopped there.The Kamikaze: One part liquid helium, two parts prussic acid.
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