calcium cyanide


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calcium cyanide

[′kal·sē·əm ′sī·ə‚nīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
Ca(CN)2In pure form, a white powder that gives off hydrogen cyanide in air at normal humidity; prepared commercially in impure black or gray flakes; used as an insecticide and rodenticide. Also known as black cyanide.
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