potassium cyanide


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potassium cyanide

n.
An extremely poisonous white compound, KCN, used in the extraction of gold and silver from ores, in electroplating, and in photography, and as a fumigant and insecticide.

potassium cyanide

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white poisonous granular soluble solid substance used in photography and in extracting gold from its ores. Formula: KCN

potas′sium cy′anide



n.
a white, granular, water-soluble, poisonous powder, KCN, having a faint almondlike odor.
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Noun1.potassium cyanide - a poisonous salt (KCN) used in electroplating and in photography
cyanide - an extremely poisonous salt of hydrocyanic acid
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potassium cyanide

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Lloyd's discovery of the "death bacillus" of the sea toad, and his experiments on it with potassium cyanide, sent his name and that of his university ringing round the world; nor was Paul a whit behind when he succeeded in producing laboratory colloids exhibiting amoeba-like activities, and when he cast new light upon the processes of fertilization through his startling experiments with simple sodium chlorides and magnesium solutions on low forms of marine life.
Praljak had obtained the potassium cyanide he used,' the prosecution said.
You did obtain a significant amount of potassium cyanide for the purposes of this threat." Ward revealed he had bought the chemical from an American website and had paid for it using the online currency Bitcoin.
He suggested that she'd committed suicide by taking potassium cyanide and he in her was taking her body to be put in a storage shed.
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At the time police were unable to say what prompted the huge response but yesterday, at the start of an inquest into the man's death, Coventry coroner Sean McGovern said a container labelled potassium cyanide had been found in his room.
Mercury compounds and potassium cyanide were found in Bulgaria's Polimeri Devnya plant laboratory.
The chemicals for fixing are, historically, potassium cyanide, which removes excess silver and etches the silver that creates the image itself.
It's developed and then fixed, or stabilized, in a solution of potassium cyanide. With longer exposure and an added step, a negative for printing can be made.
It has emerged that the substance used in the Scotsman Hotel double suicide, which sparked a full scale chemical alert, was home made potassium cyanide.
The incident recalled the 1982 case in which Tylenol capsules at several stores in the Chicago area were laced with potassium cyanide, killing seven people.
But just as Emily Dickinson used poetic forms approved for women to create art that subverts the very conventions that so assigned them, so did Clover Adams use photography to document lack of connection, isolation, and a sense of restricted horizons and "lost possibility." Contemplating the fact that Adams killed herself by drinking potassium cyanide, a chemical she kept on hand to develop her photographs, Dykstra allows herself a rare moment of speculation, to good effect: