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lunar caustic:see silver nitratesilver nitrate
, chemical compound, AgNO3, a colorless crystalline material that is very soluble in water. The most important compound of silver, it is used in the preparation of silver salts for photography, in chemical analysis, in silver plating, in inks and hair
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lunar caustic[′lün·ər ′kȯs·tik]
A form of toughened silver nitrate consisting of 97-98% silver nitrate and 2-3% silver chloride. Also known as fused silver nitrate; molded silver nitrate.
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