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|Molar mass||189.362 g/mol|
600 °C, 873 K, 1112 °F
|Solubility in water||18 g/100 mL (14 °C)|
|Solubility||Soluble in ethanol|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)|
Barium cyanide is a chemical compound with the formula Ba(CN)2. It is synthesized by the reaction of hydrogen cyanide and barium hydroxide in water or petroleum ether. This white crystal reacts with water and carbon dioxide in air slowly, producing highly toxic hydrogen cyanide gas.
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