This chemical is actually a compound and has the chemical formula of KCN. In terms of the appearance of the product, it appears as a colorless crystalline salt-like substance that has a similar appearance to sugar and can easily be dissolved in water. In terms of the applications for this product and what it can be used for, you’ll find that it is most commonly used in electroplating, organic synthesis and gold mining. When it comes to some of the smaller applications for this product, you’ll find that it is commonly used in jewelry. The taste of the potassium cyanide is somewhat acidic and has a burning sensation. However, it is highly toxic and it should be avoided in all situations.