Sodium cyanide is a type of an inorganic compound and it has a chemical formula of NaCN. In terms of the appearance of the product, it comes as a white solid that can easily be dissolved in water and has a faint almond like smell. This product has a high affinity for metal and that is why this product has a very high toxicity. In terms of the application, you will find that this product is mostly used in gold mining because of the reaction it has to metals. The production of this chemical is done by treating hydrogen cyanide with sodium hydroxide and thus, sodium cyanide is made. Nearly 500,000 tons of this compound are produced each year.