Silver Chlorate

Silver chlorate (AgClO 3 ) forms white, square crystals. [1] [2] Like all chlorates, it is soluble in water and an oxidizing agent. As a simple metal salt, it is a common chemical in basic inorganic chemistry experiments. It is sensitive to light, so it should be stored in tightly closed dark colored containers.

The substance exhibits explosive properties, so it is sometimes used as a primary explosive.

Silver (I) means that silver is in its normal +1 oxidation state .

chemical formulaAGCLO 3
molar mass191.319 g/mol
appearancewhite crystal
density4.443 g/cm 3 , solid
Melting point230 °C (446 °F; 503 K)
boiling point250 °C (482 °F; 523 K) (decomposed)
Solubility in waterlittle soluble
solubilitySoluble in water and ethanol alcohol


Silver chlorate is produced by the reaction of silver nitrate with sodium chlorate to produce both silver chlorate and sodium nitrate .

Alternatively, it can be produced by transmission of chlorine through a suspension of silver oxide .

Frequently Asked Question

What is the color of silver chloride?

What is the color of silver chloride? In our country of India, silver chloride is found in the form of low re hydride, it is present in green and yellow color and is like silver.

How is silver chloride made?

Upon illumination or heating, silver chloride converts to silver (and chlorine), which is indicated by a gray to black or purple color in some samples. AgCl occurs naturally as a mineral chlorargyrite. Soluble in NH3, concentrated. HCL , Concentrate.

What is the use of silver chloride?

What are the uses of silver chloride? AgCl has many disinfectant and antiseptic properties and is also used in the treatment of mercury poisoning. This compound finds use in antimicrobials, wound-healing ingredients, personal deodorants, water treatments, and antidote.

Why is silver chloride kept in a dark black bottle?

As we all know that dark black color can block sunlight. Therefore, silver chloride is kept in dark black bottles to protect it from sunlight.

What is the chemical name of sodium chloride?

Sodium chloride is an inorganic compound of sodium called salt or common salt. Its chemical formula is NaCl. It is an ionic compound.