Synthesis of Silver Acetylide

Dissolve 2.5 g of silver nitrate in 50 mL of water, start bubbling acetylene gas until no more brownish silver acetylide precipitates. Filter, wash with 100 mL of water, store under water. Do not let to dry.

AgNO3 C2H2 = Ag2C2 + 2 HNO3 


Bubbling the acetylene through the solution

Filtration of the mixture

The pure product

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