The silver mirror test

The silver mirror test

If we add formaldehyde to the Tollen’s reagent and heat it, the silver ions reduce to elemental silver.

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Chemistry

Keywords

silver mirror, Tollens' reagent, ammonia, formaldehyde, silver nitrate, silver, metalic silver, formic acid, chemical test, reduction, oxidation, redox reaction, aldehydes, reducing carbohydrates, heating, lapis infernalis, test tube, organic, experiment, chemical reaction, chemistry

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AgNO3, aqueous ammonia, formaldehyde
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