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What Are the Medical Uses of Silver Nitrate?

Silver nitrate (AgNO3) has been used in medical applications throughout history. From ancient Greece to modern day, it has a diverse range of uses that surgeons, podiatrists, dentists and even vets take advantage of. So what are these medical applications? What is Silver Nitrate? Silver nitrate is an inorganic and caustic chemical compound that is made by dissolving silver in nitric [...]

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Silver nitrate is an inorganic compound with many uses.

What is Silver Nitrate?

Silver nitrate (AgNO3) is an inorganic and caustic chemical compound that has a variety of different uses. ReAgent sells a range of silver nitrate products in its online shop, so what is it exactly? Properties Physically, silver nitrate appears as a white, odourless and crystalline solid. Chemically, its structure is made up of a silver cation (Ag+) and a nitrate anion [...]

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What Are the Uses of Ethylene Glycol?

Ethylene glycol (EG) is colourless liquid with a sweet taste. Last week, we took a look at the properties behind this highly toxic compound. This week, we’re talking about its many uses that stretch across a variety of different industries. Antifreeze The most common use of ethylene glycol is in antifreeze formulations. It is able to interfere with the hydrogen [...]

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What is Ethylene Glycol?

Ethylene glycol (EG) is the organic compound commonly used in antifreeze. With the ability to lower the freezing point of water, it can prevent your engine from freezing over – but it can also be very dangerous. Origin Ethylene glycol was first prepared in 1859 when French chemist, Charles-Adolphe Wurtz, treated ethylene iodide with silver acetate. This produced what Wurtz called [...]

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