Silver

By: Arianna Gallero 5th hour

Element Introduction

  1. How the element got its name: Silver got it’s name from the Angelo-Saxon word seofler.

  2. What family/group it is a part of (i.e. 1-18 and the name of the family): 11

  3. What period it is a part of (i.e. 1-7): 5

General Information

  1. Chemical Symbol: Ag

  2. Atomic Number: 47

  3. Atomic Mass: 107.8682 amu

  4. Number of protons, neutrons, and electrons: electrons/protons: 47 nuetrons: 61

  5. Number of valence electrons:

  6. Any known isotopes of the element: 107 Ag
  7. A Bohr model representing silver:
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Physical Properties

  1. Melting point (in degrees F OR in degrees C):1763.474°F

  2. Boiling point (in degrees F OR in degrees C): 4013.6°F

  3. Density (remember units): 10.5 g/cm3

  4. Abundance in the earth’s crust (i.e. How much of this element is found in the crust of the Earth?): 7.5×10-2 milligrams per kilogram

  5. Standard state of the element (Is it a solid, liquid, or gas at room temperature?): solid

Uses

  1. Explain where the element is found (i.e., in ores, in rocks, etc.): ores

  2. Explain what form the element is found in (pure, compound, etc.): compound

  3. Give at least 3 “real world” uses for the element. In other words, what do humans use it for.: jewelry, coins, pipes

Interesting Facts

  1. The date of discovery was around 3000 B.C.
  2. The rise of Athens was made possible partly through the exploitation of local silver mines at Laurium.