cyanide group

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Noun1.cyanide group - the monovalent group -CN in a chemical compound
chemical group, radical, group - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
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The passion vines, in the genus Passiflora, contain cyanogenic glycosides--essentially sugar compounds hitched to a cyanide group. In the plant, the compounds lie harmlessly in one cellular compartment while an enzyme whose action releases the poison lies in another.
Its hypothesis stated that the more positively charged polar groups, amine and cyanide groups and hydrocarbons a corrosion inhibitor's molecule contains, the more effective the corrosion inhibitor will be.