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In photography sodium thiosulphate is used as

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;\text{Complexing agent}&(b)\;\text{Reducing agent}\\(c)\;\text{Oxidising agent}&(d)\;\text{None of these}\end{array}$

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In order to make the image permanent, it is necessary to remove the unreduced silver bromide from the surface of the developed film. This operation is called fixing of image. Fixing is done by dipping the developed film or plate in sodium thiosulphate (hypo) solution. the hypo solution dissolves the unreduced silver bromide by forming a complex. Thus sodium thiosulphate acts as a complexing agent.
answered Jan 31, 2014 by sreemathi.v
edited Jul 30, 2014 by balaji.thirumalai

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