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Interesting facts about Silver Nitrate

Post  bejoy on Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:46 am

Silver nitrate is an inorganic chemical compound with formula AgNO3. Silver nitrate is basically silver salt, which has powerful antiseptic properties.

German Catholic Dominican friar Albertus Magnus, created silver nitrate in the 13th century. By dissolving the silver, he documented the nitric acid’s ability to separate gold and silver. Johann Shulze used silver nitrate for photography, for the first time in the 17th century.

Properties of Silver Nitrate:

It is a colorless, odorless solid crystalline compound.

Silver nitrate is soluble in water, acetone, ether, ammonia and glycerol.

Melting point: 209.7 Degree Celsius, boiling point: 440 Degree Celsius.

Molecular weight: 169.872 g/mol.

It has bitter, metallic taste and it is not flammable. It is an oxidising agent.

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