Sodium Cyanide is a highly toxic inorganic chemical compound. It is a white colour solid crystalline chemical which has a faint almond-like odour. It is a hygroscopic compound that emits hydrogen cyanide in damped condition. Sodium cyanide is formed when hydrogen cyanide reacts with sodium hydroxide.
HCN + NaOH → NaCN + H2O
Let’s know more chemical details of Sodium Cyanide.
Properties Of Sodium Cyanide
|Chemical formula||NaCN or CNNa|
|Molecular weight||49.008 g/mol|
Cyanide of sodium
|Boiling point||1,496 °C|
|Melting point||563.7 °C|
Sodium Cyanide Structural Formula
The structural formula for Sodium Cyanide is as shown in the figure below. It contains Sodium Cyanide contains equal numbers of sodium cations and cyanide anions.
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