silver iodide


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silver iodide

n.
A pale yellow, odorless powder, AgI, that darkens on exposure to light and is used in photographic emulsions, rainmaking, and medicine, especially as an antiseptic.

silver iodide

n
(Elements & Compounds) a yellow insoluble powder that darkens on exposure to light: used in photography and artificial rainmaking. Formula: AgI

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n.
a pale yellow solid, AgI, that darkens on exposure to light: used in medicine, photography, and rainmaking.

silver iodide

A pale-yellow, odorless powder, AgI, that darkens when it is exposed to light. It is used in photography, as an antiseptic in medicine, and in cloud seeding.
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Noun1.silver iodide - an iodide that is used in photography, in seeding clouds to make rain, and in medicine
iodide - a salt or ester of hydriodic acid
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Others use airplanes to drop flares that generate silver iodide smoke into clouds, or to fly into a storm with flares strapped to their wings.
Conventional cloud seeding materials are small particles such as salt, dry ice and silver iodide.
CASE 3: SILVER IODIDE SEEDING OF WINTERTIME OROGRAPHIC CLOUDS.
The skies are cannoned from An-26 planes with silver iodide or liquid nitrogen by forestry fire fighters, provoking 50 minutes of rain across a 30 kilometre area.
dide (Riva Star: SDI Australia) has been shown to prevent stain formation and potentially increase the effectiveness of SDF alone as a caries inhibitor by depositing silver iodide salts into the dentinal tubules of carious dentine.
More recently, China has experimented with shooting chemicals such as silver iodide into clouds to induce rain.
This is done by jets/ helicopters spraying them with chemicals like common salt or silver iodide.
The process involves seeding the atmosphere with chemicals such as silver iodide or dry ice, which help form ice crystals.
In cloud seeding, chemicals like silver iodide and potassium iodide, which are all forms of salt, are used to induce rains.
Cloud seeding is a weather modification method where silver iodide or calcium chloride are introduced in the atmosphere to induce condensation, and eventually, precipitation.
Sodium chloride or silver iodide is mixed with water for spraying the clouds.