Silver sulfate is the colourless ionic compound mainly used in silver plating of articles. Silver sulfate when exposed to natural air or light it darkens and forms a light black layer. It is an odourless chemical compound that is minimally soluble in water.
Properties Of Silver Sulfate
|Chemical formula||Ag2SO4 or Ag2O4S|
|Molecular weight||311.792 g/mol|
|Density||5.45 g/cm3 (25 °C)|
|Chemical names||disilver sulfate|
|Boiling point||1,085 °C|
|Melting point||652.2–660 °C|
Silver Sulfate Structural Formula
Silver Sulfate structural formula is as shown in the figure below. Silver sulfate is formed when sulfuric acid reacts with silver nitrate. During the reaction, Ag+ ion is formed and hence 2 equivalent silver ions will give rise to a neutral salt along with 1 equivalent sulfate ion.
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