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ferrocyanide


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ferrocyanide  \Fer`ro*cy"a*nide\  (?  or  ?;  104),  n.  [Ferro-  + 
  cyanide.]  (Chem.) 
  One  of  a  series  of  complex  double  cyanides  of  ferrous  iron 
  and  some  other  base. 
 
  {Potassium  ferrocyanide}  (Chem.),  yellow  prussiate  of  potash; 
  a  tough,  yellow,  crystalline  salt,  {K4(CN)6Fe},  the 
  starting  point  in  the  manufacture  of  almost  all  cyanogen 
  compounds,  and  the  basis  of  the  ferric  ferrocyanate, 
  prussian  blue.  It  is  obtained  by  strongly  heating  together 
  potash,  scrap  iron,  and  animal  matter  containing  nitrogen, 
  as  horn,  leather,  blood,  etc.,  in  iron  pots. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ferrocyanide 
  n  :  salt  of  ferrocyanic  acid  usually  obtained  by  a  reaction  of  a 
  cyanide  with  iron  sulphate 




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