Definition of Ferricyanide

1. Noun. Salt of ferricyanic acid obtained by oxidation of a ferrocyanide.

Generic synonyms: Salt

Definition of Ferricyanide

1. n. One of a complex series of double cyanides of ferric iron and some other base.

Definition of Ferricyanide

1. Noun. (chemistry) any of various salts containing the trivalent anion Fe(CN)63-; used in making blue pigments ¹

2. Noun. (chemistry) a complex ion in which a central ferric iron atom is surrounded by six cyanide ions ¹

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Definition of Ferricyanide

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Medical Definition of Ferricyanide

1. One of a complex series of double cyanides of ferric iron and some other base. Potassium ferricyanide, red prussiate of potash; a dark, red, crystalline salt, K6(CN)12Fe2, consisting of the double cyanide of potassium and ferric iron. From it is derived the ferrous ferricyanate, Turnbull's blue. Origin: Ferri- + cyanide. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ferricyanide

ferric hydroxide
ferric leghemoglobin reductase
ferric oxide
ferric phosphate
ferric sulfate
ferric sulphate
ferrichrome reductase
ferrichrome synthetase
ferricyanic acid
ferricyanide (current term)
ferricyanide reductase
ferriheme chloride

Literary usage of Ferricyanide

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1. A Dictionary of Chemical Solubilities: Inorganic by Arthur Messinger Comey, Dorothy Anna Hahn (1921)
"Chromic ferricyanide (?). Ppt. Cobaltous ferricyanide, Insol. in H,O and HCl+Aq. NH«OH+Aq. Cobaltous ferricyanide ammonia, ..."

2. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1880)
"The ferrocyanide having been converted into a ferricyanide by the oxidizing action of the ferric chloride. Williamson finds that Everitt's white salt ..."

3. Chemistry, Inorganic and Organic: With Experiments by Charles Loudon Bloxam, John Millar Thomson (1907)
"On continuing to boil the silver ferricyanide with potash, the pink precipitate again becomes black, for the potassium cyanide reduces the ..."

4. A Study of the Absorption Spectra of Solutions of Certain Salts of Potassium by Harry Clary Jones, William Walker Strong (1910)
"The above spectrograms show that the absorption spectra of potassium ferricyanide and of potassium ferrocyanide are quite different. ..."

5. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius, Samuel William Johnson (1883)
"Potassium ferricyanide decomposes with solutions of metals in the same manner ... the ferrous ferricyanide is more particularly characterized by its color, ..."

6. Hydrates in Aqueous Solution: Evidence for the Existence of Hydrates in by Harry Clary Jones, Frederick Hutton Getman, Harry Preston Bassett, Leroy McMaster, Horace Scudder Uhler (1907)
"DISSOCIATION OF 'POTASSIUM ferricyanide. Light could be thrown on the u-ay in which potassium ferricyanide dissociated, by comparing the conductivity of ..."

7. Rapid Methods for the Chemical Analysis of Special Steels: Steel-making by Charles Morris Johnson (1914)
"There would seem to be no reason why the ferricyanide could not be applied, ... Manganese is precipitated by the ferricyanide in neutral or slightly ..."

8. Proceedings by American Wood-Preservers' Association (1920)
"This work was undertaken by the writer to overcome the difficulty of staining zinc chloride treated red oak ties with the potassium ferricyanide-uranium ..."

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