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[mass noun] A colourless solid, soluble in water, formerly used in photography.
- ‘Then, the paper is floated on a mixture containing silver nitrate and gallic acid.’
- ‘So then Talbot tried washing his paper with a strong solution of table salt (sodium chloride) and then brushing over a solution of silver nitrate.’
- ‘Two of the more popular included silver nitrate and lead acetate; both of these metals are poisonous.’
- ‘Silver halide is manufactured by combining silver nitrate and halide salts (chloride, bromide, and iodide) which results in a range of crystal shapes and sizes.’
- ‘In kallitype printing, a suitable paper is coated with a solution of ferric oxalate and silver nitrate, using either rod or brush.’
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