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Transcript of Silver Nitrate
WHITE SOLID!!! It is used in
photography!!!! Origin: Silver Nitrate Other names:
Nitric Silver Acid Salt By: Marisa Adams
Class period 8 Uses of Silver Nitrate: Silver Nitrate is relatively stable to
light. It also dissolves in a numerous
amount of solvents including water.
Because it can be replaced easily by
other liquids it is considered
versatile. Silver Nitrate Reactions Chemical Formula:
AgNO3 Molar Mass:
169.87 g/mol Melting Point:
212C, 485K, 414F Density:
4.35 g/cm3 Solubility:
Soluble in acetone Silver Nitrate was discovered by Albertus Magnus. About Silver Nitrate -It was once called lunarcaustic because silver was luna by the ancient alchemists. -Albertus Magnus found that you could separate gold and silver with nitric acid by disolving the silver. The most typical reaction is when
a rod of copper is suspended into
silver nitrate and is left there for
a few hours. The silver nitrate
reacts with the copper to form
hairlike crystals of silver metal
and a blue solution of copper
nitrate. Carl Crede developed the
practice of applying a 2
percent solution of silver
nitrate to the eyes of newborn
babies to prevent gonorrheal
ophthalmia, a bacterial
infection of the eyes that may
result in blindness in a child.