Meaning of silver nitrate in English:

silver nitrate


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

    Chemical formula: AgNO₃

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Then, the paper is floated on a mixture containing silver nitrate and gallic acid.’
    • ‘Two of the more popular included silver nitrate and lead acetate; both of these metals are poisonous.’