So again there was a misunderstanding...
I really thought you had i about the right timing between gaining the right negative density versus the right positive density.
Yes, the stability of the positive image should be an issue. Strange enough, in the most texts I've read this isn't an issue.
In one textbook, one that even gave a quite precise description of the process naming those metallic-nulei, stated that no further preservation would be necessary, but a lacquer coating to keep “ the silver image from mechanical damage”…
As even in the Neblette no principle compilation of the dangers to the image is given, could you give a basic explanation for the most simple case of substances remaining after instant halide diffusion process:
Silver grain (physically developed as that seems to influence its structure, grown on nucleus)
Nuclei (noble metal?, sulphide of heavy metal?)
Developing agent (Chinolate + benzochine)
Silver solvent (let’s say Na2S2O3)
Recepting base (let’s say custom gelatinized on outfixed RC-paper)
This is different from a photo paper that has gone through a normal process but is not washed at all.
What kind of reactions would/could take place with the surrounding environment and between them?