Silver bromide (AgBr)

Silver bromide (AgBr)

A white, crystalline compound which breaks down when exposed to light.



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Silver bromide


Molar mass: 187.77 g/mol

Melting point: 432 °C

Boiling point: 700 °C, it degrades

Density: 6.473 g/cm³


Silver bromide is a pale yellow, crystalline substance with silver and bromide ions in a crystal lattice. It breaks down when exposed to light, turning into a pale greyish purple substance, while bromine is formed. It is weakly soluble in water, and can easily be reduced.

Occurrence and production

It precipitates in a reaction of silver nitrate and potassium bromide. It can be found naturally as the mineral bromargyrite, mainly in Mexico.


Silver bromide is used in manufacturing the light-sensitive layers of photographic plates, films and papers and in creating optical windows.



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