Silver Nitrate

Formula: AgNO3
Molecule Weight: 169.87
Melting Point: 4440C 8310f
Boiling Point: 2120c 4140f
State at Room tempature: Stable at room tempature; Dis-colors on exposure to light
Molecular or Ionic: Molecular
Molecular Geometery: Trigonal Planar
Descriptions: Apperance= White Solid; odorless
Uses for the compound: Used in medicine. Some times dropped into babies eyes at birth to prevent contraction of gonorrhoea or chlamydia from the mother. Eye infection and blindness of new borns is reduced by this method. Dentists sometimes use Silver Nitrate infused swaps to heal oral ulsers.

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