Silver, Ag

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General Information

History of Name: -from the Angelo-Saxon word "seolfor"

- chemical symbol comes from the Latin word for silver, "argentium"

Properties: -relatively soft, shiny metal

- tarnishes slowly

- highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal

Compounds: -Silver Cyanide AgCN

- Silver Bromide AgBr

- Silver Chloride AgCl

- Silver Fluoride AgF

Uses: jewelry, coins, utensils, art, mirrors, batteries

Periodic Table Information

Atomic Number: 47

Atomic Mass: 107.8682

Protons: 47

Neutrons: 61

Electrons: 47



Name:Transition Metals


1.high electrical conductivity

2.form colored compounds

3.high heat conductivity

4.high melting points

5.high densities

6.less reactive than alkali metals

Reaction Types

Combination(Synthesis): 16Ag + S8 --> 8Ag2S (silver + sulfur --> silver sulfide)

Decomposition: 8Ag2S --> 16Ag + S8 (silver sulfide --> silver + sulfur)

Single-Replacement: Cu + 2AgNO3 --> Cu(NO3)2 + 2Ag (copper + silver nitrate)

Double-Replacement: AgNO3 + KCl --> AgCl + KNO3 (silver nitrate + potassium chloride -->

silver chloride)

silver nitrate & copper time lapse

Specific Heat

Specific Heat: 0.240 J/goC at 25 degrees Celsius

Melting Point: 961.8 degrees Celsius

Boiling Point: 2,162 degrees Celsius

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