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Silver nitrate (CAS 7761-88-8)


Silver nitrate (CAS 7761-88-8)

Silver nitrate is an inorganic compound with chemical formula AgNO3. This salt is a versatile precursor to many other silver compounds, such as those used in photography. It is far less sensitive to light than the halides. It was once called lunar caustic because silver was called luna by ancient alchemists who associated silver with the moon. In solid silver nitrate, the silver ions are three-coordinated in a trigonal planar arrangement.



Industries: Cosmetic industry, Glass and ceramics, Pharmaceutical industry
CAS number: 7761-88-8
WE number: 231-853-9
Index number: 047-001-00-2
Chemical formula: AgNO3
Molar mass: 169,88 g/mol
ADR: UN1493

Other physical properties
pH: 5,4 – 6,4 (100 g/l H2O w 20°C)
Melting / freezing point: 212°C
Boiling point / range: 444°C
Relative density: 4,35 g/cm3 (25°C)
Solubility in water: 2150 g/l (20°C)

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