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silver nitrate

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Definition of silver nitrate in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A colourless solid, soluble in water, formerly used in photography.
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.

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