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Silver carbonate
Silver(I) carbonate

Silver(I) carbonate is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is Ag2CO3. It contains silver in its +1 oxidation state. It also contains carbonate ions.

Properties

It is a yellow solid. It reacts with acids to make carbon dioxide and a silver(I) salt. It does not dissolve in water.

Preparation

It is made by reacting sodium carbonate with silver nitrate.

Uses

It is used as a catalyst.

Safety

Silver compounds can irritate skin. If consumed, they may turn the skin blue.

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