An alternative confirmatory test for silver ion in qualitative analysis
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The use of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to reduce aqueous diamminesilver(I) chloride is suggested as a means of reducing the hazardousness of reagents and waste in the confirmatory test for silver ion in the group I qualitative analysis scheme. This eliminates the use of nitric acid in the most widely used qualitative analysis scheme and is less problematic than other alternatives previously suggested.
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Journal of Chemical Education
Kirschenbaum, Louis J., Elmo Resende, Edwin Li, and Ben Ruekberg. "An alternative confirmatory test for silver ion in qualitative analysis." Journal of Chemical Education 78, 11 (2001). doi: 10.1021/ed078p1524.