# Silver chloride breaks down to form silver and chlorine in the presence of light. What type of reaction is this?

##### 1 Answer
Nov 14, 2016

Photolysis or photo dissociation reaction.

#### Explanation:

First of all it is decomposition reaction, since $A g C l$ is being decomposed to form $A g$ and $C {l}_{2}$

Since the reaction is occurring in light it is called photodecomposition or photodissociation or photolysis reaction.