Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A polymeric form of cyanic acid, (CONH)4. It forms a white, amorphous, insoluble powder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A white amorphous substance, regarded as a polymeric modification of isocyanic acid.

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  • noun organic chemistry A white amorphous substance, regarded as a polymeric modification of isocyanic acid.

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Examples

  • Now if we place the first, -- cyanuric acid, -- in a vessel hermetically sealed, and apply a high degree of heat, it is converted by its influence into hydrated cyanic acid; and, then, if this is kept for some time at the common temperature, it passes into cyamelide, no other element being present.

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  • And, again inversely, cyamelide can be converted into cyanuric acid and hydrated cyanic acid.

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  • In cyanuric acid, hydrated cyanic acid, and cyamelide, we have three such isomeric compounds.

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