Greetings fellow nerds. In this video we’re going to make silver acetate. This is an important chemical for the synthesis of conductive silver ink we’ll be making in another video. To make silver acetate first get 20g of silver nitrate. This can be made from silver metal and nitric acid as shown in a previous video. Now add to it 10mL of water and stir or shake until completely dissolved. Now in a separate container get 20g of sodium acetate and add to that 50mL of water. Shake that up until completely dissolved. Now add the silver nitrate solution to the sodium acetate solution and thoroughly mix them. What’s happening is a simple metathesis reaction where the silver nitrate and the sodium acetate react to produce silver acetate and sodium nitrate. The silver acetate has low solubility and thus comes out as this thick white precipitate. Now filter the precipitate. Use distilled water to wash out the original container to ensure maximum transfer of our silver acetate product. Wash the precipitate several times with water since we want to remove all trace of nitrates. Now let it dry on the filter paper. The next day we take it off and break it up. And that is silver acetate. We will be using this to make conductive silver ink. In this video we’re going to make silver nitrate. In this video we’re going to make conductive silver ink.