This is an inorganic compound which is highly toxic and colorless, is also used in gold mining but also has other applications known as sodium cyanide. Sodium cyanide is an inorganic salt which is derived from neutralization reaction which involving weak acid hydrogen cyanide. Sodium cyanide has many applications which involve cyanide mining as it is used for extracting gold and other precious metals in the mining. The other one includes chemical feedstock which has significant compounds derived from cyanide which includes cyanuric chloride, cyanogens chloride and many nitriles.
Sodium cyanide today is used all over the world primarily in the mining industry for the isolation of precious metal. Sodium cyanide for about 75% is used for gold and silver processing. Different cyanide salts are used for processing films and also which are used for removing gold from the ore, electroplate or clean metals and also manufacturing of paper and plastic. Hydrogen cyanide is produced naturally and cyanide is usually found in sugars, cassava roots, fruit pits and tobacco leaves. Sodium cyanide is very much known for its effectiveness in varied industrial purpose and also is available with packaging as it also has other niche applications. Sodium cyanide is widely used in dye industries, pharmaceutical industries and agro chemicals as it is stable at fairly high temperature in complete absence of air.
Sodium cyanide as well as potassium cyanide could lead to death immediately as soon as it is inhaled. Sodium cyanide reacts with water as well as with carbon dioxide which produces hydrogen cyanide gas. Sodium cyanide has to be kept or stored in closed tight container and has to be stored in cool and dry place and ahs to be protected against physical damage. Container of this element sodium cyanide has to be properly cleaned as it leaves behind it residue which might be dangerous and harmful.