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                                              Element Silver Facts

The word silver has been derived from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘seolfor’. Silver is the most reflexive and exceptionally shiny element. Ag is the chemical symbol for silver that has been derived from the Latin word ‘Argentum’. Its atomic number is 47 and atomic weight is 107.8682. In standard conditions, silver is a soft metal with shiny finish.

Quick Facts: –

  • Pure silver is the best conductor of heat and electricity and the best reflector of visible light. This is the reason why it is used to make mirrors.
  • Silver has a melting point 1,763.2°F and boiling point 3,924°F.
  • Silver is the second easiest metal to work with after gold. It can be stretched in a superfine wire or super thin foil.
  • It is not a toxic metal. It is even used in decorating food items.
  • It is also used as germicide as it has an ability to kill bacteria and low living organisms.
  • This metal is stable in oxygen and water but when it comes in contact of sulphur compounds, it starts to tarnish. Tarnish is a black sulphide layer what we see when silver starts changing its colour.
  • Silver-107 and silver-109, these are two stable isotopes of silver. The total number of isotopes of silver is 66 but only two of them are stable.
  • Silver forms a natural alloy with gold that is known as electrum.
  • The compound of this metal, silver iodide has been used for cloud seeding.
  • Silver is used to create long life batteries like batteries used in digital camera, quartz watches etc.


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