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Silver Nitrate

Alternate Names: AgNO3

Oxide Analysis Formula
Ag2O 68.22% 1.00
LOI 31.78%n/a
Oxide Weight 231.74
Formula Weight 339.69


Silver nitrate is highly soluble and forms Ag+ ions when dissolved in water. This ion transfers to ware as adhered material and when fired and reduced the Ag metal gives a gold sheen.

It is possible to dry blend the nitrate and carbonate forms and putting these into a glaze to get a better gold sheen.

100 grams of Carbonate is equivalent to 123 grams Nitrate.

Related Information


Materials Silver Carbonate
Materials Silver Chloride
Materials Silver Phosphate
Hazards Silver Compounds Toxicology
Typecodes Colorant
Metallic based materials that impart fired color to glazes and bodies.
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