Facts about the
Definition of the Element Silver
The Element Silver is defined as...
A lustrous white, ductile, malleable metallic element, occurring
both uncombined and in ores such as argentite, having the highest
thermal and electrical conductivity of the metals. It is highly
valued for jewelry, tableware, and other ornamental use and is
widely used in coinage, photography, dental and soldering alloys,
electrical contacts, and printed circuits.
about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Silver
What are the origins of the word Silver ?
The name originates from the Old English Anglo-Saxon word 'seolfor'
meaning silver. The Symbol Origin is from the Latin word 'argentum'
meaning silver. Argentina was named for this precious metal.
Facts about the
Classification of the Element Silver
Silver is classified as a "Transition Metal" which are located in
Groups 3 - 12 of the Periodic Table. An Element classified as a
Transition Metals is ductile, malleable, and able to conduct
electricity and heat.
Brief Facts about the
Discovery and History of the Element Silver
Silver was discovered was discovered in Ancient times and used by
the ancient South Americans, Asians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and
Chinese. It is mentioned in the Bible
Occurrence of the
element Silver in
Silver ore is found in native form. The other principal sources of
silver are copper, copper-nickel, gold, lead and lead-zinc ores.
Found in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Australia and the USA.
Common Uses of Silver
Silver fulminate is an explosive
The Properties of the Element Silver
Name of Element : Silver
Symbol of Element : Ag
Atomic Number of Silver : 47
Atomic Mass: 107.8682 amu
Melting Point: 961.93 °C - 1235.08 °K
Boiling Point: 2212.0 °C - 2485.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Silver : 47
Number of Neutrons in Silver : 61
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 10.5 g/cm3
Color of Silver : lustrous white - silver
The element Silver and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Silver on the Periodic Table which
arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as
based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar
properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to
use - just click on the symbol for Silver for additional facts and
info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting
Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Silver with any other
element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and
information about the Silver element and as a Chemistry reference
Facts and Info about
the element Argon - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the
International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985
which includes the Silver element. The famous Russian Scientist,
Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of
"the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his
time. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods
and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all
fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which
just one element that can be found.