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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