silver oxide

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silver oxide

[′sil·vər ′äk‚sīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
Ag2O An odorless, dark-brown powder with a metallic taste; soluble in nitric acid and ammonium hydroxide, insoluble in alcohol; decomposes above 300°C; used in medicine and in glass polishing and coloring, as a catalyst, and to purify drinking water.