Silver nitrate is an inorganic compound with chemical formula AgNO3. This compound is a versatile precursor to many other silver compounds, such as those used in photography.
Silver nitrate is the least expensive salt of silver; it offers several other advantages as well. It is non-hygroscopic.. It is relatively stable to light. Finally, it dissolves in numerous solvents, including water.
INCI: Silver Nitrate
Silver nitrate is found as a white odorless solid
density of 4.35 g/mL
melting point of 210 °C
boiling point of 440 °C.
Silver nitrate has several medical uses as it has antiseptic properties.
Its other applications include preparation of photographic films and explosives, manufacture of many silver compounds, analytical reagent, biological staining agent, and organic synthesis.