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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.
1895-1900 Unabridged
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for silver chloride

silver chloride

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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