silver chloride

noun Chemistry.
a white, granular, water-insoluble powder, AgCl, that darkens on exposure to light, produced by the reaction of silver nitrate with a chloride: used chiefly in the manufacture of photographic emulsions and in the making of antiseptic silver preparations.

Origin:
1895–1900

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silver chloride
 
n
a white insoluble powder that darkens on exposure to light because of the production of metallic silver: used in making photographic emulsions and papers. Formula: AgCl

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Enough must be added to precipitate all the chlorine as insoluble silver chloride.
The chloride content was measured by precipitating it as silver chloride and using a potentiometric method.
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