Silver Cyanide
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Title: Silver Cyanide
CAS Registry Number: 506-64-9
Molecular Formula: CAgN
Molecular Weight: 133.89
Percent Composition: C 8.97%, Ag 80.56%, N 10.46%
Line Formula: AgCN
Properties: White or grayish, odorless powder; stable in dry air; darkens on exposure to light; dec at 320°. Poisonous! d 3.95. Insol in water, alcohol, or dil acids; sol in alkali cyanides and in boiling concd nitric acid; converted by dil HCl into hydrocyanic acid and silver chloride; sparingly sol in dil, more in concd ammonia. Protect from light.
Density: d 3.95
Use: For silver plating; formerly used for extemporaneous prepn of dil hydrocyanic acid by treatment with HCl.

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