A nitrile is a chemical compound with a -C=N functional group. It smells like a fruit, and can be a type of poison.
Images for kids
Synthesis of aromatic nitriles via silylated cyanohydrins
Sample of the nitrile complex PdCl2(PhCN)2
The structure of a nitrile: the functional group is highlighted blue
Nitrile Facts for Kids
. Kiddle Encyclopedia.