Silver potassium cyanide

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Description

White crystals that slowly darken when exposed to light. Silver potassium cyanide is used for silver electroplating. It has also been used as a bactericide.

Synonyms and Related Terms

potassium silver cyanide; potassium cyanoargentate; potassium dicyanoargentate; potassium argentocyanide

Other Properties

Soluble in water, ethanol. Insoluble in acids.

Composition KAg(CN)2
CAS 506-61-6
Density 2.36
Refractive Index 1.625, 1.63

Hazards and Safety

Very toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 7839
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: ref. index= 1.625, 1.63