Definition of silver nitrate in English:

silver nitrate

Line breaks: sil¦ver ni|trate


[mass noun]
  • A colourless solid, soluble in water, formerly used in photography.
    • Chemical formula: AgNO3
    More example sentences
    • Silver halide is manufactured by combining silver nitrate and halide salts (chloride, bromide, and iodide) which results in a range of crystal shapes and sizes.
    • So then Talbot tried washing his paper with a strong solution of table salt (sodium chloride) and then brushing over a solution of silver nitrate.
    • In kallitype printing, a suitable paper is coated with a solution of ferric oxalate and silver nitrate, using either rod or brush.

More definitions of silver nitrate

Definition of silver nitrate in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day tortie
Pronunciation: ˈtôrtē
a tortoiseshell cat