Silver oxalate

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Silver oxalate
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Identifiers
CAS number 533-51-7 N
PubChem 62364
ChemSpider 56153 YesY
EC number 208-568-3
RTECS number RO2900000
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Properties
Molecular formula Ag
2
C
2
O
4
Molar mass 303.755 g/mol
Appearance white powder
Density 5.03 g/cm3
Melting point 961.9 °C (1,763.4 °F; 1,235.0 K) (decomposes)
Boiling point 2,212 °C (4,014 °F; 2,485 K) at 1013.25 hPa
Solubility in water 3.270*10–3 g/100mL
Hazards
MSDS External MSDS
Main hazards Harmful if swallowed
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Silver oxalate (Ag
2
C
2
O
4
)
is commonly employed in experimental petrology to add carbon dioxide (CO
2
) to experiments as it will break down to silver (Ag) and the carbon dioxide under geologic conditions.[1] It is also a precursor to the production of silver nanoparticles. It is explosive upon heating around 140 degrees Celsius, shock or friction. [2]

Production[edit]

Silver oxalate is produced by the reaction between silver nitrate and oxalic acid.

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External links[edit]

 http://wikisenior.com/silver-oxalate/