RE: [Histonet]

From:"Smith, Allen"

Plain silver nitrate is not a problem.  Diammine silver complexes can explode if they dry out, because they consist of an oxidizing agent (silver ion) complexed with a reducing agent (ammonia).  The decomposition of diammine silver in solution is complex and poorly understood, but it seems to produce hydrogen gas, which is explosive.  One might store diammine silver hydroxide in an explosion-proof refrigerator overnight, but it would be unwise to store it any longer than that.

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I have read somewhere that silver solutions should be stored in an expolsive proof refrigerator. Is this true? Right know we just store them in a regular house hold type fridge. Can anyone comment on this?

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