Sliver (Ag)

Makayla Fleming; Block 3

Introduction

Physical Properties:
  • Color: White
  • Its a dense metal
  • Its a relativity soft metal


Chemical Properties:

  • Does not react with O2, N2, or H2 at normal temperatures
  • Forms complex compounds, most of which are soluble in water
  • It does not react with oxygen in the air under normal circumstances.


Where it is found:

  • Found in approximately 56 countries.
  • Nevada produces over one-third of the U.S. silver.
  • Largest silver reserves are found in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Peru, and China.


Uses:

  • Jewelry and Decorative items.
  • Silverware


Common Compounds Formed:

  • Silver Chloride (AgCl)
  • Silver Bromide (AgBr)
  • Silver Iodide (AgI)


Reactivity:


  • may react with some strong oxidizing acids



Isotopes:


  • silver-107
  • silver-109



Safety Information:


  • Silver is mildly toxic
  • when the metal or its compounds get on the skin, they can cause a bluish appearance know as argyria.
  • Breathing in silver dust can have serious long-term effects

The Great Coin

Once there was this boy names Tommy. He had this coin that was very special to him. The coin was made of Silver and it was a pretty white color. Tommy was very careful with his coin since it was such a soft metal.


One day Tommy and his silver coin went to the park. Tommy was playing with all his friends and his coin just sat in his pocket. Tommy and his friends played on the play ground and they swung on the swings. It got late and Tommy had to go home. When Tommy got home he realized that his silver coin wasn't in his pocket.


Tommy ran back to the park as fast as he could. He looked all around the park for his coin. Then suddenly he saw something white and shiny in the grass. He ran over to it and saw it was his coin. Tommy was so happy he found it. He went home and realized it was so much more special to him since silver doesn't react with oxygen in the air.