Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN)
Hydrogen cyanide (HCN) – also called hydrocyanic acid or formonitrile – is a chemical compound that can be found in either liquid or gaseous form. Widely used as an insectricide, it is also applied for fumigation applications in the chemical industry. It can be accidentally produced during chemical reactions between cyanide and an acid, or trough fire and nitriles combustion.
Hydrogen cyanide effects health
With variant colour from colourless to pale blue, hydrogen cyanide (HCN) is easily etectable through its bitter almond smell. This highly toxic gas features many harmful or lethal properties. With explosive limits between 5.6 and 40%, this chemical compound is extremely flammable.