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I. Argenti Nitras. - Silver Nitrate. AgNo3=169.55. Synonym. - Lunar caustic.
Colorless, transparent, tabular, rhombic crystals, becoming gray or grayish-black on exposure to light in the presence of organic matter; without odor, but having a bitter, caustic and strongly metallic taste. Solubility. - In 0.6 part of water; and in 26 parts of Alcohol. It should be kept in the dark, as light blackens it.
Dose, 1/4 to 1 gr.; .015 to .06 gm. in a pill.