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silver chloride

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noun Chemistry.
  1. a white, granular, water-insoluble powder, AgCl, that darkens on exposure to light, produced by the reaction of silver nitrate with a chloride: used chiefly in the manufacture of photographic emulsions and in the making of antiseptic silver preparations.

Origin of silver chloride

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for silver chloride

silver chloride

noun
  1. a white insoluble powder that darkens on exposure to light because of the production of metallic silver: used in making photographic emulsions and papers. Formula: AgCl
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