| IUPAC name
| Other names
Perchloric acid, silver(1+) salt
|Molar mass||207.319 g/mol|
|Melting point||486 °C (907 °F; 759 K) (decomposition)|
| 557 g/100 ml (25 °C)|
792.8 g/100 ml (99 °C)
|Solubility||Soluble in alcohols|
|Vapor pressure||~0 mmHg|
|Safety data sheet||Sigma-Aldrich|
| Silver nitrate|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Silver perchlorate is a chemical compound with the formula AgClO4. It is a useful source of the Ag+ ions, due to its great solubility.
Silver perchlorate decomposes when heated to high temperatures, releases oxygen.
Silver perchlorate is a white solid, very soluble in water. It is hygroscopic and tends to be commonly encountered as monohydrate.
Silver perchlorate is sometimes sold by chemical suppliers.
- Catalyst in organic reactions
- Make iodine perchlorate
- Flash powders
Silver perchlorate is a strong oxidizer and should be handled with care.
Being a soluble silver salt, ingestion is harmful.
In closed bottles, away from moisture and flammable materials.
Silver perchlorate can be neutralized by reducing it with metallic iron. It can also be reduced to elemental silver with many common metals, like iron, zinc. The resulting silver metal should be recycled as it is expensive.