Silver Chloride

Formula: AgCl

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Molecular Weight: 143.34

Melting Point: 4570C / 857.60F

Boiling Point: 11500C / 21020F

State At Room Temperature: Solid

Molecular or Ionic: Ionic

Bond Description:

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Compound Uses: Silver Chloride is used to make silver substances such as parts in cameras, mirrors, and jewelry mixed together with other minerals. It is mainly used in the photographic industry.

Extra information:
AgCl is also known as horn silver.
Suggested by archaeological evidence, silver (Ag) has been used by humans for over 5000 years.
Chloride, or chlorine, (Cl) was first produced by a Swedish chemist, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, in 1774. It is never found in nature as a free element.

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