silver cyanide

noun

Definition of silver cyanide

: a poisonous compound AgCN or Agx(CN)x that is obtained as a white curdy precipitate when a soluble cyanide is added to aqueous solutions of a silver salt and that readily forms complex cyanides (such as potassium argentocyanide KAg(CN)2) used in silver plating

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“Silver cyanide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20cyanide. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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