| IUPAC name
| Other names
Acetic acid, silver (1+) salt
|Molar mass||166.912 g/mol|
|Melting point||220 °C (428 °F; 493 K) (decomposition)|
|1.02 g/100 ml (20 °C)|
|Solubility||Insoluble in benzene|
|Vapor pressure||~0 mmHg|
|Safety data sheet||Sigma-Aldrich|
|Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):|
LD50 (Median dose)
|36.7 mg/kg (mouse, oral)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Silver acetate is a silver compound with the formula CH3COOAg. It is one of the few common acetate salts that are poorly soluble in water.
Silver acetate decomposes when heated to give acetone, carbon dioxide, oxygen and silver metal, with traces of water and other organic side products.
- 2 CH3COOAg → 2 Ag + (CH3)2CO + CO2 + ½ O2
Silver acetate is a white solid, poorly soluble in water.
Silver acetate is sold by various chemical suppliers.
- 2 CH3CO2H + Ag2CO3 → 2 CH3COOAg + H2O + CO2
Another route involves mixing two concentrated solutions of silver nitrate and sodium acetate. Silver acetate precipitates, while sodium nitrate stays in solution. Filter the poorly soluble silver nitrate, then wash it with cold distilled water, and let it dry. Avoid doing this reaction in strong light.
- Make conductive silver ink
- Hunsdiecker reaction
- Carbonylate primary and secondary amines.
Silver compounds are harmful and tend to stain. Wear proper protection when handling them.
In closed plastic or glass containers, away from light and acids.
Can be reduced to elemental silver, which can be recycled.