What Is Chemical Reaction Of KCl And AgNO3?


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KCI + AgN03 = KN03 + AgCl. This chemical reaction can be translated as potassium chloride + silver nitrate = potassium nitrate + silver chloride. A reaction such as this, when potassium chloride is added to a solution of an appropriate metal ion, will cause the potassium chloride to precipitate insoluble chloride salts.

Potassium chloride is metal halide salt composed of potassium and chloride. White and odourless in its pure state, potassium chloride has a crystal structure that cleaves easily in three directions. Crystals within potassium chloride are face-centred cubic, meaning that the cubic crystals have lattice points on the faces of the cube that each gives exactly one half contribution, in addition to the corner lattice points, giving a total of four atoms. Potassium chloride can be used as a fertiliser, which often gives it its name muriate of potash.

The mining and recovery process of potash can vary its colour from pink or red to white. White potash is higher in analysis and can be used to make liquid start fertilisers. Potassium chloride naturally occurs in combination with sodium chloride as sylvinite or on its own as sylvite. It can be used for execution in the form of the lethal injection and is also used in medicine, food processing and scientific applications.

Silver nitrate is far less sensitive to light than halides and is an inorganic compound, meaning that it is of mineral origin rather than biological. It is a precursor to other silver compounds and versatile as well as toxic and corrosive. It is most commonly used to abstract halides as well as in organic synthesis and for silver staining. In tiny doses, silver nitrate can be used in medicine to relieve nose bleeds and to prevent gonorrhoea, but is dangerous if it is used in higher concentrations.

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