Silver chloride, AgCl, is a white crystalline solid which is well known for its low solubility in water. AgCl occurs naturally as the mineral chlorargyrite. Silver chloride converts to silver and chlorine, when subjected to sunlight or heating.
AgCl adopts the fcc NaCl structure, in which Ag+ ions are surrounded by octahedrons of six chloride ligands.
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- Hans Lohninger (Epina eBook Team)