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cyanogen (C2H2)




cyanogen molecule
Cyanogen molecule, showing bond lengths.
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A colorless, toxic gas, a pseudohalogen, prepared by oxidizing a cyanide. It is reactive and polymerizes (see polymerization) to paracyanogen. Melting point -27.9°C, boiling point -21.2°C.


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