copper cyanide


Definition of copper cyanide

: a cyanide of copper specifically : a white crystalline poisonous powder CuCN made by reaction of cuprous chloride with sodium cyanide and used chiefly in electroplating because of its ability to form complex cyanides

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“Copper cyanide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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