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Silver oxalate

Silver oxalate
Other names Silver Ethanedioate
Molecular formula C2Ag2O4
Molar mass 303.75
Appearance white powder
CAS number [533-51-7]
Density and phase 5 g/cm3
Solubility in water 3.270e-3 g/100mL
Melting point 140 °C decomp.
Boiling point

Silver oxalate is commonly employed in experimental petrology to add CO2 to experiments as it will break down to Ag and CO2 under geologic conditions. It is explosive upon heating, shock or friction.

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