nitroprussic definition

  • adjective:
    • with respect to, derived from, or designating, a complex acid called nitroprussic acid, obtained indirectly because of the activity of nitric acid on potassium ferrocyanide (yellow prussiate), as a red crystalline volatile substance. It forms salts labeled as nitroprussides, which give an abundant purple color with alkaline sulphides.
  • others:
    • with respect to nitric and prussic acids or to nitroferricyanic acid.

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