Synonyms: Silver Powder
Formula Weight: 107.86 ( 100.00% Silver metal by weight )
Chemical Formula: Ag
Health Rating: – 0 Not dangerous
Flammability Rating: 0 – Not flammable
Reactivity Rating: 1 – Reacts with some compounds
Lab Protective Equip: Safety goggles, dust respirator. Good ventilation.
Ingestion: If swallowed, give plenty of water. Get medical attention if symptoms appear.
Skin or Eye Contact: Flush with plenty of water. Get medical attention if symptoms appear.
Fire: All Metal Powders are flammable. Dry chemical or carbon dioxide should be used on surrounding fire. Do not use water on fire where molten metal is present.
Wear protective equipment. Clean up in a way that doesn’t disperse the powder into the air.
Store in a closed container. It does not absorb moisture from the air. It does react with Sulfur in the air, forming silver tarnish; Ag2S (Silver Sulfide).
Appearance: Gray powder.
Solubility: Not soluble in water.
Theoretical Density: 10.50 grams/cc
Bulk Density: ~.50 grams/cc
pH: none – does not affect the pH of solutions.
Melting Point: 961°C (1,761°F).
Boiling Point: 2,212°C (4,013°F).
Stability: Stable at room temperature in sealed containers.
Incompatibility: Avoid exposure to acids, acid fumes, acetylene, ammonia, and hydrogen peroxide.
Unusual Fire and Explosive Hazards: Silver powder is a moderate fire hazard when exposed to sparks or flame or by chemical reaction with C2H2, NH3, bromozide, CIF3, ethylenimene, H2SO4, tartaric acid.
Special Note: Silver Powder is especially reactive with Hydrogen Peroxide. It acts as a catalyst, producing Oxygen gas and Water in a violent manner.
Acute oral toxicity: Toxicology not fully investigated.
Inhalation: Unknown. Avoid breathing all metal powders.
Non-hazardous for air, sea and road freight.
Not a DOT controlled material.
Salt Lake Metals
PO Box 200
Nephi, UT 84648