Is cyanide poison effective?

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Poisons such as cyanide are particularly effective if they are in hydrogen, potassium and sodium ionic compounds. This is because the sodium and potassium salts, when ingested react with the hydrogen chloride in the stomach to produce hydrogen cyanide. Furthermore, the water solubility of cyanide means that the cyanide ions easily enter the bloodstream where it binds to the haemoglobin, taking the place of oxygen, preventing the binding of oxygen and limiting the amount of...
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