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Name: James M.
Status: student
Age: 16
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 2000


Question:
What is used to remove silver nitrate from clothes? I am, in fact not looking for the formula of silver nitrate, but was wondering if you could tell me the formula of the removal agent.


Replies:
James,

You have a problem that wwill not be easily solved. Silver nitrate is freely soluble in water. Alas, the stain left by silver nitrate in your clothes is not silver nitrate -- it is silver metal. There is no common cleaning agent that will remove the silver if it has soaked into the fibers. Of course, it will dissolve in nitric acid. However, I think you can appreciate the folly of that approach. I think you will have to live with the stain and be more careful in the future to not get silver nitrate on your skin or clothes.

Regards,
ProfHoff



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