sodium cyanide


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sodium cyanide

n.
An extremely poisonous white crystalline compound, NaCN, used in extracting gold and silver from ores, in electroplating baths, and in dye manufacture.
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sodium cyanide

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white odourless crystalline soluble poisonous compound with an odour of hydrogen cyanide when damp. It is used for extracting gold and silver from their ores and for case-hardening steel. Formula: NaCN
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so′dium cy′anide


n.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous powder, NaCN, used chiefly in casehardening alloys, in the leaching and flotation of ore, and in electroplating.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.sodium cyanide - a white poisonous salt (NaCN) used in electroplating
cyanide - an extremely poisonous salt of hydrocyanic acid
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NEW YORK, May 19 (KUNA) -- The US voiced concern about the way the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has handled North Korea's patent application for the production of sodium cyanide - a banned inorganic compound that forms the toxic hydrogen cyanide.
The spring-loaded devices, when touched, spew poisonous sodium cyanide. After the Idaho incident, 19 conservation groups petitioned the government to stop using the devices.
The overarching goal of this work was to test the possibility of replacing sodium cyanide by chitosan polymer as a selective pyrite depressant in the bulk flotation of complex sulfide ore sample containing galena (PbS), chalcopyrite (CuFe[S.sub.2]), sphalerite (ZnS), pyrite (Fe[S.sub.2]), dolomite (CaMg[(C[O.sub.3]).sub.2]), and marcasite (a polymorph of pyrite).
After the exposure, some tissues increased their enzyme activities as a reaction to sodium cyanide while some other tissues were adversely affected.