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.
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.
In solution, gold cyanide exists as a linear complex in which the central gold atom is bonded to two cyanide groups.