One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A yellow insoluble powder that darkens on exposure to light. It is used in photography and artificial rainmaking.
Chemical formula: AgI
- ‘Between 1826 and 1837, Niepce and Daguerre found that silver iodide was especially light-sensitive, and they used this discovery as the basis for their early work in photography.’
- ‘Be sure to fix thoroughly, as silver iodide is more difficult to remove.’
- ‘He secured patent rights to this which included sensitising paper with a coating of silver nitrate, followed by potassium iodide, to form silver iodide.’
- ‘Today, either solid carbon dioxide or silver iodide is used.’
- ‘First up there's been a tremendous amount of scientific work done on the toxicology of silver iodide.’
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