In another study we wished to use the Raman line of sodium cyanide solution as a reference spectrum. We find that potassium cyanide solutions but not sodium cyanide have been studied by Pal and Sen Gupta (1930). It is well known that electrolytes which are strong salts and hence highly ionized in solution give Raman lines only of their ions in case the latter are complex. Hence only the Raman spectrum of the cyanide ion is to he expected from any cyanide solution independent of the positive ion.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1942 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Glockler, Geo. and Baker, H. T.
"Raman Effect of Sodium Cyanide,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 49(1), 295-301.
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