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  • noun Plural form of cyanate.


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  • Cyanate may be tested for in the solution from which the barium carbonate has been filtered by adding a little soda and boiling; if cyanates are present they decompose, giving off ammonia (which may be tested for in the steam) and yielding a further precipitate of barium carbonate. [

    A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines. Cornelius Beringer 1886


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