Silver nitrate (AgNO₃)

Silver nitrate (AgNO₃)

One of the raw materials of traditional photography.



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The first commercially successful technique of photography was invented by the French Louis Daguerre.

Nitrate ion (NO₃⁻)

A compound ion, the main source of nitrogen for plants.

Nitric acid (HNO₃)

One of the oxoacids of nitrogen. A colourless compound with a pungent odour, a strong oxidant.

Silver bromide (AgBr)

A white, crystalline compound which breaks down when exposed to light.

Silver chloride (AgCl)

A white, crystalline compound that breaks down when affected by light.

Silver iodide (AgI)

A light yellow compound formed in the reaction of silver nitrate and potassium iodide.


Metal atoms form a regular lattice structure.

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