Silver nitrate is an inorganic compound with chemical formula AgNO3. This compound is a versatile precursor to many other silver compounds, such as those used in photography.
Silver nitrate is the least expensive salt of silver; it offers several other advantages as well. It is non-hygroscopic.. It is relatively stable to light. Finally, it dissolves in numerous solvents, including water.
Silver nitrate is found as a white odorless solid
density of 4.35 g/mL
melting point of 210 °C
boiling point of 440 °C.