I'm doing a biology assignment and need to identify a clear liquid substance that impedes cellular respiration. It needs to be toxic and either absorbed through the skin or inhaled.
Hydrogen cyanide is a clear, colorless, metabolic poison that can inhibit cellular respiration. It interferes in the uptake of oxygen in blood necessary to perform out cellular respiration. The cardiovasclar and nervous system are affected the most due to limited availble options for energy production.
Hydrogen cyanide (AC) is a systemic chemical asphyxiant. It interferes with the normal use of oxygen by nearly every organ of the body. Exposure to hydrogen cyanide (AC) can be rapidly fatal. It has whole-body (systemic) effects, particularly affecting those organ systems most sensitive to low oxygen levels: the central nervous system (brain), the cardiovascular system (heart and blood vessels), and the pulmonary system (lungs). Hydrogen cyanide (AC) is a chemical warfare agent (military designation, AC)