Re: a chemistry question about salt prints

From: steves ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 06/04/04-07:58:39 PM Z
Message-id: <002d01c44aa0$9faaa500$>

Silver nitrate is the answer you're looking for, I think.

Steve Shapiro, Carmel, CA
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From: "Ryuji Suzuki" <>
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Subject: Re: a chemistry question about salt prints

> From:
> Subject: a chemistry question about salt prints
> Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 13:36:25 +0000
> > Purely out of curiosity, does anyone know what form of silver makes
> the image of a salt print? Is it elemental silver particles that
> appear different shades of brown due to their size, or is it a
> silver compound?
> Until it is toned, what is visible is metallic silver.
> > Also, the color seems to be affected by the specific paper that I
> have used. What causes this?
> Depending on what's in the paper, but I think that sort of thing is
> generally difficult to figure out exactly what is doing what.
> --
> Ryuji Suzuki
> "You have to realize that junk is not the problem in and of itself.
> Junk is the symptom, not the problem."
> (Bob Dylan 1971; source: No Direction Home by Robert Shelton)
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