Silver(I) fluoride

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Silver(I) fluoride

Silver(I) fluoride is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is AgF. It contains silver in its +1 oxidations state. It also contains fluoride ions.

Properties[change | change source]

It is a yellow-brown solid. It can turn black when in moist air. It dissolves easily in water. It is an oxidizing agent because of the silver ion.

Preparation[change | change source]

It is made by reacting silver(I) carbonate with hydrofluoric acid.

Uses[change | change source]

It is used to add fluoride to organic compounds.

Safety[change | change source]

Silver compounds can stain skin. They are also oxidizing agents and should be kept away from metal.

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