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.

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

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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