Definition of sodium cyanide in English:

sodium cyanide

Syllabification: so·di·um cy·a·nide

Entry from US English dictionary


A white odorless crystalline soluble compound that has, when damp, an odor of hydrogen cyanide. It is used for extracting gold and silver from their ores and for case-hardening steel.
  • Chemical formula: NaCN

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