Entry from US English dictionary
A white insoluble powder that darkens on exposure to light, owing to the production of metallic silver. It is used in making photographic emulsions and papers.
- Other photographic emulsions may use other silver halides; for example silver chloride is used for any photography using infrared light.
- Unlike silver nitrate, silver chloride is not soluble in water, but it seemed more promising.
- In 1777, Scheele found that paper soaked in silver chloride solution darkened when exposed to sunlight.
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Syllabification: sil·ver chlo·ride
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