Silver (Ag)

by: Abbi Anderson

Information

Name: Silver

Symbol: Ag

Atomic #: 47

Atomic Mass: 108

Number of Protons: 47

Number of Electrons: 47

Number of Neutrons: 61

Melting Point: 1,763 F (961.8 C)

Phase at Room Temperature: solid

Element Classification: metal

Period: 5

Group: 11

Electron Configuration: [Kr] 5s2 4d9

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Uses

1. Make solder, electrical contacts, printed circuit boards

2. Coins

3. Sterling silver

4. Jewelry

Cool Facts

1. Pure silver is the best conductor of heat and electricity of all known metals.

2. Silver is the second most ductile element only beat by gold.

Physical/Chemical Properties

Physical:

1. High luster

2. Very ductile

3. Malleable

4. Excellent conductivity

5. Relatively soft metal

6. Dense


Chemical:

1. Not very reactive

2. Chemical Symbol: Ag

3. Resistant to corrosion

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Works Cited

1. Bentor, Yinon. Chemical Element.com - Silver. Nov. 15, 2015 <http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/ag.html>


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5. Ralph, J. "Acanthite vs Argentite." Minfield.com. Minfield.com, 2015. Web. 15 Nov. 2015.


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8. "The Silver Element." The Silver Institue. The Silver Institute, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2015.