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Can someone please check this chemical equation?

by RisingSun9681
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RisingSun9681
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Jan30-12, 10:34 AM
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Is this chemical reaction correct? Is such a reaction possible?

K4Fe(CN)6• 3H2O + K2CO3 --> 6KCN + CO2 + FeO + 3H2O
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Jan30-12, 03:48 PM
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According to 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica - yes & yes:

When (potassium ferrocyanide is) fused with potassium carbonate it yields potassium cyanide
Compare http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_E...a/Prussic_Acid

Please note KCN is highly toxic, so we will not discuss any further details here.
Dr_Morbius
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Jan31-12, 10:43 PM
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Is this chemical reaction correct? Is such a reaction possible?

K4Fe(CN)6• 3H2O + K2CO3 --> 6KCN + CO2 + FeO + 3H2O
In a water solution nothing happens because the Ferrocyanide anion is too stable. That's why it needs to be done in the dry state and high temperature.


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