Silver articles become black on prolonged exposure to air. This is

due to the formation of

(A) Ag 3 N

(B) Ag 2 O

(C) Ag 2 S

(D) Ag 2 S and Ag 3 N



Silver articles react with sulphur present in air and turn black due to the formation of Ag 2 S

So, the correct answer is (c)

  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 3 Class 10 - Metals and Non-Metals (Term 1)

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