Sodium cyanide is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula of NaCN. 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 a very high toxicity. In terms of the application, this product is mostly used in gold mining. The production of this chemical is done by treating hydrogen cyanide with sodium hydroxide. Nearly 500,000 tons of this compound are produced each year.