Quote Originally Posted by Alessandro Serrao View Post
The bleach converts the Ag(0) to silver sulfates complexes that, as you say,
I said Silver Sulfate, not Silver Sulfate complexes ....

And no, the Sulfate won't etch away Silver as a droplet of Potassium Bromide solution will quickly show you. It does provide an anion that at least does not precipitate Silver ions.

Quote Originally Posted by Alessandro Serrao View Post
Clearing bath, as I understand it, only "neutralizes" the bleach and converts Cr(IV) to Cr(III).
If "neutralizing" and "converting CrIV to CrIII " removes the chromium stain that is created (and used by chromium intensifiers), then the term "only" is a bit of an understatement ...