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Making a photographic print

Description

The light sensitive silver halides, silver chloride, silver bromide and silver iodide, are used to make photographic film and photographic paper. In this experiment, a photographic print is produced.

Credits

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This is an experiment from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Apparatus Chemicals

Eye protection

For one demonstration or one pair of students:

Protective gloves (preferably nitrile gloves)

A square of white paper, about 10 x 10 cm, or a filter paper of similar size

Small paint brushes, 2

Test-tubes, 3

Test-tube rack

Hairdryer (Note 1)

Ultraviolet light source (Optional) (Note 2)

Each demonstration (or pair of students) requires 0.1 M solutions of:

Potassium chloride, 10 cm3

Potassium bromide, 5 cm3

Potassium iodide, 5 cm3

Silver nitrate, 10 cm3

Refer to Health & Safety and Technical notes section below for additional information.

 








Page last updated October 2015

The light sensitive silver halides, silver chloride, silver bromide and silver iodide, are used to make photographic film and photographic paper. In this experiment, a photographic print is produced.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a resource from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry. This collection of over 200 practical activities demonstrates a wide range of chemical concepts and processes. Each activity contains comprehensive information for teachers and technicians, including full technical notes and step-by-step procedures. Practical Chemistry activities accompany Practical Physics and Practical Biology .