cyanide vs nitril what difference

what is difference between cyanide and nitril

English

Etymology

cyano- +‎ -ide

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsaɪənaɪd/
  • Rhymes: -aɪd

Noun

cyanide (countable and uncountable, plural cyanides)

  1. (chemistry, countable) Any compound containing the -C≡N radical or the C≡N−1 anion.
  2. (uncountable) potassium cyanide – a water soluble poison
  3. (uncountable) hydrogen cyanide, or cyanide gas – a poisonous gas

Derived terms

  • ferricyanide
  • ferrocyanide

Translations

Verb

cyanide (third-person singular simple present cyanides, present participle cyaniding, simple past and past participle cyanided)

  1. (transitive) To treat or poison with cyanide.

See also

  • hydrocyanic acid
  • Zyklon B
  • Nevada gas (slang)

Anagrams

  • cyaneid

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed. Equivalent to cyaan +‎ -ide. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌsi.aːˈni.də/
  • Hyphenation: cy‧a‧ni‧de
  • Rhymes: -i.də

Noun

cyanide n (uncountable)

  1. cyanide (C≡N-based compound)


English

Noun

nitril (plural nitrils)

  1. Archaic form of nitrile.

Romanian

Etymology

From French nitrile.

Noun

nitril m (plural nitrili)

  1. nitril

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