Chemical elements
  Palladium
    Isotopes
    Energy
    Production
    Application
    Physical Properties
    Chemical Properties
      Palladous Fluoride
      Palladous Chloride
      Dichlor-palladous Acid
      Tetrachlor-palladites
      Palladium Trichloride
      Pentachlor-palladates
      Hexachlor-palladates
      Palladous Bromide
      Brom-palladites
      Brom-palladates
      Palladous Iodide
      Palladous Oxide
      Hydrated Palladium Sesquioxide
      Hydrated Palladium Dioxide
      Palladium Subsulphide
      Palladium Monosulphide
      Potassium Thio-palladite
      Palladium Disulphide
      Sodium Thio-palladate
      Palladous Sulphate
      Palladous Selenide
      Palladous Selenate
      Palladous Nitrate
      Palladium Cyanide
      Potassium Palladocyanide
      Palladium Monosilicide
    Catalytic Activity
    Types
    PDB 1ks4-3np2

Palladium Cyanide, Pd(CN)2






Palladium Cyanide, Pd(CN)2, was known to Berzelius, who obtained it by decomposition of a palladium salt with mercuric cyanide. It also results when palladium oxide is boiled with a solution of mercuric cyanide. These reactions afford a useful method of separating palladium from its congeners. When heated in air cyanogen is evolved and spongy palladium left.

Palladium cyanide is very stable; insoluble in acids, it dissolves in potassium cyanide.


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