A bright flash occurs after adding water to the mixture of magnesium and silver nitrate
name: Magnesium and silver nitrate violently react
Reaction of Magnesium and Silver Nitrate (Experiment)
Вспышка смеси магния и нитрата серебра от капли воды
The magnesium & silver nitrate flash reaction
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Mg + 2 AgNO3 → MgNO3 + 2 Ag
- Put about 0.5 g of magnesium and silver nitrate mixture onto a nonflammable plate.
- Add a drop of warm water using a long pipette. A few seconds later an explosion occurs.
Magnesium displaces silver from its salts, because magnesium is higher in the reactivity series than silver. The reaction between silver nitrate and magnesium is very violent and exothermic.
Due to heat producing, the excess of magnesium burns in air.