Silver Nitrate

CAS #: 7761-88-8

Molecular Weight: 169.87

Chemical Formula: AgNO3

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Alternate Names: Silver nitrate (V); lunar caustic.

Description: Colourless transparent tabular rhombic crystals; becomes gray or grayish-black on exposure to light in the presence of organic matter; odourless; bitter caustic metallic taste.

General Information: Mixtures with combustible material are readily ignited and may burn fiercely. Useful in the production of mirrors, as an antiseptic, as a histology stain, and as a versatile precursor to many other silver compounds, such as those used in photography.

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