potassium ferrocyanide


noun Chemistry.

a lemon-yellow, crystalline, water-soluble solid, K4Fe(CN)6⋅3H2O, used chiefly in casehardening alloys having an iron base and in dyeing wool and silk.

Nearby words

  1. potassium cyanide,
  2. potassium dichromate,
  3. potassium diphosphate,
  4. potassium feldspar,
  5. potassium ferricyanide,
  6. potassium fluoride,
  7. potassium hydrogen tartrate,
  8. potassium hydroxide,
  9. potassium iodide,
  10. potassium monophosphate

Also called yellow prussiate of potash.

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British Dictionary definitions for potassium ferrocyanide

potassium ferrocyanide

noun

a yellow soluble crystalline compound used in case-hardening steel and making dyes and pigments. Formula: K 4 Fe(CN) 6Also called: potassium hexacyanoferrate (II), yellow prussiate of potash
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