A woman distraught over her husband's affair faces nearly six years in prison after admitting yesterday that she left potentially deadly chemicals at the other woman's home and in her car.

Carol Anne Bond, 36, of Lansdale, pleaded guilty in federal court as her husband looked on. Bond and her husband, Clifford, remain together, even though he fathered a child with his mistress, said defense attorney Robert E. Goldman. Bond, who faces sentencing in March, has been in jail since her arrest in June under a terrorism statute. Her lawyer argued unsuccessfully that it didn't fit the crime.

Bond, a former Rohm & Haas lab technician, admitted she left the deadly chemicals on the victim's front door handle and in her car's tail pipe. The woman was not injured. *