AgNO3 combines with chloride ions and forms AgCl precipitate.
- AgCl is obtained as a white precipitate
- AgCl is insoluble in water.
- It is soluble in aqueous ammonia
In the preparation of silver nitrate dilute nitric acid is used. Silver combines with HNO3 and forms silver nitrate.
- It is colorless and is soluble in water.
- On heating AgNO3 decomposes and forms silver, nitrogen dioxide and oxygen.
AgNO3 forms precipitates with chlorides, bromides, phosphates and sulphides. It is extensively used in laboratories.