What is Cyanide? - Definition, Formula & Effects


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Which two chemical elements are found in the cyanide molecule?

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1. How many electrons are present in the cyanide ion?

2. Approximately how much KCN would kill 90% of adults weighing 160 pounds.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this interactive and printable worksheet/quiz combo to test yourself on your grasp of a number of the characteristics of cyanide. This information can help you comprehend the accompanying lesson on the subject.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Where cyanide can be found in nature
  • Chemical elements found in the cyanide molecule
  • The effect of cyanide on the body
  • The number of electrons in the cyanide ion
  • The amount of KCN needed to kill most people of 160 pounds

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related cyanide lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about cyanide in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cyanide

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about the nature of cyanide, read the accompanying lesson entitled What is Cyanide? - Definition, Formula & Effects. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Comment on the forms in which cyanide can exist
  • Talk about the idea of cyanide being detectable by a 'bitter almond smell'
  • Discuss the factors that determine the effects cyanide can have on you
  • Differentiate between the toxicity of cyanide crystals and cyanide gas
  • Describe symptoms of cyanide poisoning