Silver Sulfate Formula

Silver Sulfate Chemical Formula

Silver sulfate is the colorless 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 odorless chemical compound that is minimally soluble in water.

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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