Quote Originally Posted by tinyfailures View Post
Do you mix all 3 in the end to produce: 100mL gum arabic + 6mL acetic acid + 10mL silver nitrate 22%? Or are you just coating what you're referring to as Solution #3: 20mL gum arabic + 6mL acetic acid + 10mL silver nitrate 22%?
You take 10 grams of the gum arabic solution and add 6 mLs of glacial acetic acid to it. Set this aside. Then dissolve 2.2 grams of silver nitrate in 10 mLs of distiller water. After the silver nitrate has dissolved, add this to the gum arabic solution you have set aside. You end up with a solution containing 10 grams of gum arabic solution, 6 mLs of glacial acetic acid, 2.2 grams of silver nitrate, and 10 mLs of water, all mixed together. You don't mix everything together at once, since I doubt if you'll get everything into solution. The order of mixing is important.

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