potassium cyanide
noun Date: 1869 a very poisonous crystalline salt KCN used especially in gold and silver extraction from ore

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  • potassium cyanide — n a very poisonous crystalline salt KCN * * * an extremely poisonous compound, KCN; formerly used medicinally and now used for various industrial processes and to fumigate fruit trees. See also cyanide poisoning, under poisoning …   Medical dictionary

  • potassium cyanide — n. an extremely poisonous, white, crystalline compound, KCN, used in metallurgy for extracting gold, in electroplating, as an insecticide, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Potassium cyanide — Chembox new ImageFile = Kaliumcyanid.jpg ImageSize = 250px Name = Potassium cyanide Section1 = Chembox Identifiers CASNo = 151 50 8 EINECS = 205 792 3 RTECS = TS8750000 Section2 = Chembox Properties Formula = KCN MolarMass = 65.12 g/mol Solvent …   Wikipedia

  • potassium cyanide — noun a poisonous salt (KCN) used in electroplating and in photography • Hypernyms: ↑cyanide * * * noun : an exceedingly poisonous deliquescent crystalline salt KCN made usually by heating potassium carbonate and carbon with ammonia and used… …   Useful english dictionary

  • potassium cyanide — kalio cianidas statusas T sritis chemija formulė KCN atitikmenys: angl. potassium cyanide rus. калий цианистый; калия цианид …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • potassium cyanide — noun The potassium salt of hydrocyanic acid, KCN; the colourless crystals are soluble in water, and it is extremely poisonous, and is used in electroplating, the extraction of gold and silver from their ores, and in photography …   Wiktionary

  • potassium cyanide — Chem. a white, granular, water soluble, poisonous powder, KCN, having a faint almondlike odor, used chiefly in metallurgy and photography. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • potassium cyanide — potas′sium cy′anide n. chem. a white, granular, water soluble, poisonous powder, KCN, having a faint almondlike odor …   From formal English to slang

  • potassium cyanide — /pəˌtæsiəm ˈsaɪənaɪd/ (say puh.taseeuhm suyuhnuyd) noun a white, crystalline, poisonous compound, KCN, used in metallurgy and photography …   Australian English dictionary

  • ferric potassium cyanide — kalio heksacianoferatas(III) statusas T sritis chemija formulė K₃[Fe(CN)₆] atitikmenys: angl. ferric potassium cyanide; potassium ferricyanide; potassium hexacyanoferrate; red potassium prussiate; red prussiate of potash rus. калия… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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