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Silver

A precious metal with the highest electrical conduction properties of any metal. It is used mainly in jewelry, photography, and for scientific and industrial purposes. It has been used as the basis for currencies in the past. Silver is traded as a commodity on various security exchanges. Like many precious metals, silver is volatile but generally maintains relatively high prices.
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Then they added particles of silver iodide, which boosted the fabric's self-cleaning ability in the sun.
Beijing burned more than 2,000 silver iodide rods (6.
His first paper on the subject used familiar military terminology to explain how a small amount of "nucleating" agent such as dry ice, silver iodide, or even water could cause a "chain reaction" in cumulus clouds that potentially could release as much energy as an atomic bomb, but without radioactive fallout.
The image of the fingerprint is transferred to the silver plate as silver iodide, which slowly turns black on exposure to light.
This is done by 'seeding' clouds with silver iodide particles which the water vapour in the clouds freezes on to.
Today, either solid carbon dioxide or silver iodide is used.
operation staff burned silver iodide solution and directed it at overhead clouds using a large fan.
An alternative approach involved silver iodide dropped from an aeroplane into the cyclone clouds.
The photographic film is nothing more than plastic coated with a gelatinous mix of silver bromide and silver iodide.
The thermochromism in salts like silver iodide is also explained in similar lines.
The county program, costing slightly less than $200,000 a year, uses ground-based machines in the San Gabriel Mountains that send silver iodide into storm clouds; the chemical acts as nuclei around which raindrops form, increasing the amount of rainfall.
Cloud seeding is a process by which silver iodide is released into the clouds from a plane or by ground-based generators.