Silver Nitrate (AgNO3)

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Silver Nitrate (Laboratory Use)

Silver Nitrate (Laboratory Use)


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Properties of Silver Nitrate

  • Appearance: Crystalline powder
  • Formula: AgNO3
  • Melting point: 212°C
  • Boiling point/decomposition temperature: 444°C
  • Density: -2.3 kg/l
  • CAS No.: 7761-88-8

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As a leading UK chemical manufacturer of silver nitrate for almost 50 years, ReAgent is able to handle all orders of silver nitrate no matter how big or small. We supply silver nitrate in a variety of grades and solutions, produced by dissolving silver in nitric acid to a specified concentration.

We are a quality assured company working to the stringent ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standard. This ensures full traceability on all our products and orders. We also retain accreditation to the ISO 14000 Environmental Standard, a sign of our proud commitment to the environment. Additionally, we hold the ISO 14385 Standard for Medical Devices, and the ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Standard.

Silver Nitrate Uses 

Silver nitrate solution is a salt that is widely used in laboratories, industrially and in many everyday products. Popular applications include:

  • Testing for chloride
  • In the production of pharmaceuticals
  • In the medical industry as an antibacterial/antimicrobial, haemostatic, pain reliever and on wounds as a healing agent
  • To prepare certain silver-based explosives such as silver fulminate, azide or acetylide.

Hazards and Dangers

Silver nitrate in its purest form is hazardous, corrosive and dangerous for the environment. It will also stain the skin by darkening it.

It is crucially important that this product is handled responsibly by qualified persons wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This includes gloves, eye protection, protective clothing and safety boots or shoes.

In a diluted solution silver nitrate does not warrant any hazardous warning symbols. However, this chemical should still be treated with care. Whether purchasing silver nitrate in solid or solution form, customers should consult the relevant Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for handling and storage information. These are available to download from this page.