silver chloride


Definition of silver chloride

: a compound AgCl that is sensitive to light and is used especially for photographic materials

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By the end of the 1700s, scientists had realized that silver chloride and silver nitrate would darken when exposed to light, a photochemical effect that would soon make photography possible. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Scientists found these old photographs contain metallic nanoparticles," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of silver chloride

1869, in the meaning defined above

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