Potassium Thiocyanate Formula

Potassium Thiocyanate is a colourless deliquescent crystalline compound that is odourless by nature. Potassium Thiocyanate has a lower melting point compared to other chemicals. This chemical is toxic by nature and is used occasionally to get realistic blood effects in film and theatre. Potassium thiocyanate is a potassium salt which is the monopotassium salt of thiocyanic acid. Let us know the chemical properties of Potassium Thiocyanate.

Chemical Formula KSCN or KCNS or CKNS
Molecular Weight 97.176 g/mol
Chemical Names Potassium sulfocyanate, Potassium isothiocyanate, Potassium thiocyanide, Potassium rhodanide
Solubility in water Soluble
Density 1.886 g/cm3
Melting Point 173.2 °C
Boiling Point 500 °C

Potassium Thiocyanate Structural Formula

The structural formula of Potassium thiocyanate is as shown in the figure below.

Potassium Thiocyanate Formula

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