silver cyanide


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silver cyanide

[′sil·vər ′sī·ə‚nīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
AgCN A poisonous, white, light-sensitive powder; insoluble in water, soluble in alkalies and acids; decomposes at 320°C; used in medicine and in silver plating.
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Cyanide copper electrolytes go back to the very early days of electroplating and were probably developed from the silver cyanide electrolytes of Elkington and others.
Cyanide residues assayed 0.6 g/mt gold and 16 g/mt silver indicating gold and silver cyanide recoveries of 98.2% and 97.2% respectively.
The silver cyanide is dissolved in a solution of potassium cyanide with metallic or organic brightening agents.