silver

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basic information

Element Name; sliver

Symbol; ag

Atomic Number;47

Atomic Weight;107.8682

Group: coinage metal

additional information

History

The origin of name: from the Anglo-Saxon word “Siolfur” meaning “silver”


Uses

Jewelry, silverware


Description

Silver is somewhat rare and expensive, although not as expensive as gold.


Biology (in humans)

Silver has no biological role.


Geology ( in the universe)

Silver is found sometimes as the free metal as well as in ores such as argentite (silver sulphide, Ag2S). There are deposits in Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Sardinia, and the USA.