- Dissolve 1 gram of silver nitrate in a small amount of hot water.
- Add a small portion of the solution of sodium hydroxide. Precipitation should occur.
- Add some ammonia solution (10%) to completely dissolve the precipitate.
- Add 5 grams of glucose to the solution and mix.
- Heat the mixture using a water bath.
- Observe a smooth layer of metallic silver settle within 15 minutes.