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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Sodium chloride or silver iodide is mixed with water for spraying the clouds.
Cloud seeding experiments with silver iodide, resulting in "explosions" that release tremendous energies, indicate that weathermen may do more than predict weather in the future.
The work shall include releasing silver iodide into the atmosphere from aircraft in order to enhance the amount of precipitation.
An almost daily occurrence in eastern and some northern areas, the rainfall was marked by a little help from man, in this case an exercise known as cloud seeding, a manmade process in which materials such as salts, silver iodide or dry ice are discharged into clouds to prompt rainfall and modify the weather, a method that appears to be working given the right conditions in the United Arab Emirates.
This image explaining cloud seeding shows the chemical either silver iodide or dry ice being dumped onto the cloud which then becomes a rain shower.
Particles from a fire work to some extent, but dry ice and silver iodide work better.
Another, called silver iodide, is used for developing photographs.
Silver iodide, dry ice, and ice nucleating proteins are high-temperature nucleators, while calcium, magnesium dust, and silt are low-temperature ones.
Cloud seeding is done by spreading either dry ice, or more commonly, silver iodide aerosols into the upper part of clouds to try to stimulate the precipitation process and form rain.
The unexposed silver iodide was washed off with sodium chloride.
Previous work by the authors has shown that silver impregnated activated carbon (SIAC) and silver chloride impregnated activated carbon (SIAC-Cl) are effective materials for removal and sequestration of iodide from water through the formation of a silver iodide (AgI(s)) surface precipitate (i.
The concern is that silver iodide - the catalyst used for the purpose - is considered hazardous and a toxic pollutant but scientists said that the quantities used are not large enough to have any effect on the environment, reports the China Daily.