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  • noun Plural form of cyanide.


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  • In recent years, space scientists have discovered one comet that contains minerals created at extremely high temperatures, another that belches gases containing cyanides, one that has a surface fluffier than snow and another that has a firm surface peppered with craters.

    Hartley 2: Nasa hopes Epoxi probe will unlock mysteries of the comets

  • Take two cyanides, er, aspirins and call me in the morning.

    This Just In: BSNYC Not Feeling Well!

  • This Convention, signed by more than 85 countries, includes Annexes that prohibit the dumping of mercury, cadmium and other substances such as DDT and PCBs, solid wastes and persistent plastics, oil, high-level radioactive wastes, and chemical and biological warfare agents; and requires special permits for other heavy metals, cyanides and fluorides, and medium - and low-level radioactive wastes.

    Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act, United States

  • Other inorganic nitrogen compounds are nitric acid (HNO3), ammonia (NH3), the oxides (NO, NO2, N2O4, N2O), cyanides (CN -), etc. Ammonia


  • The decomposition of nitrogen compounds in catalytic cracking and hydrocracking processes forms ammonia and cyanides that can cause corrosion.

    Hydrocarbon chemistry

  • Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in the USA where I studied under Professor Norris F. Hall, majoring in Inorganic Chemistry, studying the rate of exchange in 14C-tagged complex metal cyanides.

    Alan G. MacDiarmid - Autobiography

  • - Highly toxic cyanides: used as activator substances in selective sulfide flotation and in leaching.

    Chapter 20

  • Don't you know that there are cyanides and cyanogens and God knows what else in that stuff? '

    2061 Odyssey Three

  • At the turn of the century Bosch became interested in the problem of the fixing of nitrogen and his first experiments in this field were done with metal cyanides and nitrides; in 1907 he started a pilot plant for the production of barium cyanide.

    Carl Bosch - Biography

  • Possibly, if such a blue could be produced, it might exceed in permanence the ferro - and ferri-cyanides of iron.

    Field's Chromatography or Treatise on Colours and Pigments as Used by Artists


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