Tag - Acids

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...

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...

How is Ethanol Converted into Ethanoic Acid?

Ethanol (CH3CH2OH) is the primary alcohol that is used in alcoholic drinks and denatured alcohol. Among its many applications, it is used to form ethanoic acid which is most popularly found in a kitchen essential: vinegar. What is Ethanoic Acid? Ethanoic acid (CH3COOH), also known as acetic acid, is the most typical example of a carboxylic acid. A versatile chemical recognised...