silver chloride

noun

Definition of silver chloride

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

Examples of silver chloride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That meant the copper chloride was better able to permeate it and oxidize the metallic silver, turning it to silver chloride as the surface layers lift off as veils. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Scientists unlock the chemical secrets of a 19th-century photography technique," 6 Nov. 2019 The veils darken again during redevelopment because the silver chloride returns to metallic silver. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Scientists unlock the chemical secrets of a 19th-century photography technique," 6 Nov. 2019 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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“Silver chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20chloride. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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