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An Industrial & Informational Overview of Sodium Cyanide

Posted by Diane Milner on Jul 9, 2018 9:15:00 AM


A Brief Introduction to Sodium Cyanide


Sodium Cyanide formula: NaCN


Sodium Cyanide (NaCN) heralds a molecular weight of 49.008 g/mol with a melting point of 563.888° F. The highly toxic salt commonly appears as a white solid and is redolent of almonds. NaCN is water, ammonia, methanol, and ethanol soluble. Sodium Cyanide is toxic to humans and must be handled with extreme care. A non-lethal dose of the substance has a half-life of 20-60 minutes. Sodium cyanide uses in industrial spheres provide a multitude of practical applications, with limited consumer use.


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