Silver nitrate is a product primarily used for chromium plating and silver plating, mirror manufacturing,
indelible inks and invisible inks, chinaware colouring and hair dyeing.
Silver nitrate becoming black on exposure to light: it’s used in emulsions for photographic plates, film and paper.
Silver salt is soluble in sodium thiosulfate, a compound used in the fixing process for photography.
It’s also used in silver plating (silvering)
Empirical formula: AgNO3
Product appearance: white odourless crystals.
CAS No 7761-88-8
EINECS No 231-853-9
Fusion temperature 212°C
Boiling temperature Breaks down under the boiling point at 444°C
Solubility 35g·L-1 (methanol)
2 340g·L-1 (water, 25°C)
1104g/L (water, 100°C)
153.8g·L-1 (boiling alcohol)