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silver chloride

Syllabification: sil·ver chlo·ride

Definition of silver chloride in English:

noun

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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