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What happens when silver chloride is exposed to sunlight? Give one practical application of this reaction. Write the equation also.



When silver chloride is exposed to sunlight, photolytic decomposition reaction takes place i.e the decomposition reaction carried out by sunlight . AgCl is broken down into Ag and Cl.This is a reaction used in black and white photography.

2AgCl ----------> 2Ag   +     Cl
Silver              Silver     Chlorine
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