silver chloride

noun

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

Example Sentences

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, 6 Nov. 2019 The veils darken again during redevelopment because the silver chloride returns to metallic silver. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 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, 12 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of silver chloride was in 1869

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“Silver chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20chloride. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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