What Is the Difference Between Sodium Cyanide & Potassium Cyanide?
Potassium cyanide and sodium cyanide are outwardly very similar. They are both white powders that, when they react with air or water, release deadly hydrogen cyanide gas. The gas has a distinctive smell, resembling bitter almonds, but this smell is not noticeable to everyone. Inhaling the gas released by either potassium cyanide or sodium cyanide leads to death within minutes. The two substances have slight differences in their reactivity and chemical properties