copper cyanide

noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copper%20cyanide. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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