CHARACTERISTICS

  • It is very popular chemical and it is present in the form clear colorless crystals.
  • It changes its color to black when kept in air for a long time.
  • It is odorless compound having bitter metallic taste.
  • It is a strong oxidizing agent and caustic.

SOLUBILITY

  • It is soluble in hot water, glycerin and alcohol.
  • Less soluble in ether

BOILING POINT

  • It loses its form when heated


MELTING POINT

  • 212 OC

DENSITY

  • 4.3

COMPOSITION

  • It is prepared by the reaction of silver with diluted nitric acid

GRADES

  • Technical, USP, CP, BP

PRECAUTION

  • It is dangerous for skin and skin tissues.
  • Always handle this chemical on wearing gloves.

USES

  • It is used in photographic film, invisible lights, silver plating, silver salts, Mirror making, antiseptic compounds, hair dyes  and ink making

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