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[fer-ahy-sahy-uh-nahyd, fer-ee-]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a salt of ferricyanic acid, as potassium ferricyanide, K3Fe(CN)6.
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Origin of ferricyanide

First recorded in 1865–70; ferri- + cyanide
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Historical Examples of ferricyanide

  • The first of these is the bleach, or oxidizing mixture of bromide and ferricyanide.

    Bromide Printing and Enlarging

    John A. Tennant

  • The ferricyanide-bromide mixture, however, keeps very much better than a plain solution of ferricyanide alone.

  • In the case of many formulae, it will be noticed that equal quantities of bromide and ferricyanide are recommended.

  • When its alcoholic solution is treated with ferricyanide of potassium it is oxidized to dipyridine, C10H10N2.

  • Ferricyanide of potassium produces a rich deep-blue precipitate, insoluble in hydrochloric acid.

British Dictionary definitions for ferricyanide


  1. any salt of ferricyanic acid
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