Silver (Ag)

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Little Facts

Silver tarnishes really quick, but it is used in commonly circulating coins for almost 3,000 years. It cost less than gold, it also is the best electrical conductor and the most reflective.

Silver Song

Catchy tune to help you remember small facts about Silver (Ag)!
Element Silver

History

With evidence we can say that silver has been used for at least 5,000 years. It was known since ancient times. It was first mined in Anatolia (modern day Turkey). The main silver production then moved Greece’s Laurium mines in 1200 B.C. Then around 100 A.D., Spain became the capital of silver production. Several major silver min discoveries happened between 750 and 1200 A.D, including the Germany and Eastern Europe. From 1000 and 1500 A.D., mines flourished and improvements in technology and production were made. From here on everything flourished and improved even more.

Interesting Facts!

  • Silver is non-toxic to humans, only some silver salts are
  • Silver can be used for food decorations
  • Most reflective element
  • One of the first five metals to be discovered

Work Cited

  • Element Card: Gray, Theodore W. (2008). The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements.

  • Elements Book: Gray, Theodore W. (2009). The Elements: A visual exploration of every known atom in the universe. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.

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