Sodium Cyanide Formula

Sodium Cyanide Chemical Formula

Sodium Cyanide is a highly toxic inorganic chemical compound. It is a white color solid crystalline chemical which has a faint almond-like odor. 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.

Chemical formula NaCN or CNNa
Molecular weight 49.008 g/mol
Density 1.5955 g/cm3
Chemical names Cyanogran


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.

Sodium Cyanide Structural Formula

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