Elements
47

Ag

Silver

Silver (Ag) is a silver metal that has the atomic number 47 in the periodic table. It is a Transition metal and located in Group 11 of the periodic table. It has the symbol Ag.

Silver is a metal that has been known since prehistoric times and its discoverer are unknown. Silver can be found in the earth’s crust unbound to any ores. It is one of the first elements that were discovered and used by humans. Silver objects dating to 4000BC have been found in Greece. Silver’s chemical symbol Ag is an abbreviation of the Latin ‘Argunas’ Which means shining. Silver is a relatively soft metal which is ductile and conducts electricity. Silver is widely used as an alloy to produce jewelry and also in the photographic industry as silver nitrate. It is located in Group 11 as a Transition metal. It has a melting point of 1555°c and a boiling point of 2960°c.

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FAQ's

What is the Melting Point for Silver?

Silver has a Melting Point of 961.78°F, meaning at 961.78°F it will turn to a liquid.

What is the Boiling Point for Silver?

Silver has a Boiling Point of 2162°F, meaning at 2162°F it will turn to a Gas.

What is the Electronegativity of Silver?

Silver's Electronegativty is 1.93. Electronegativity is a measure of how strongly atoms attract bonding electrons to themselves.

What is the Heat of Vaporization of Silver?

Silver has a Heat of Vaporization of 250.58 kJ/mol.

Uses

Used in alloys for jewelry and in other compounds for photography. It is also a good conductor, but expensive.

Sources

Found in ores called argentite (AgS), light ruby silver (Ag3AsS3), dark ruby silver(Ag3SbS3) and brittle silver.

47
Protons
47
Electrons
61
Neutrons

Ag

Element Symbol
Ag
Atomic Weight
107.868
Atomic Number
47
State
Solid
Melting Point
Unknown
961.78
°C
Boiling Point
2162
Unknown
°C
Heat of Vaporization
250.58
Unknown
kJ/mol
Crystal Structure
Cubic: Face centered
Thermoconductivity
4.29
Unknown
W/cmK
Shells
2,8,18,18,1
Group
Transition Metal
Period
5
Block
D Block
Orbitals
[Kr] 4d10 5s1
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
18.9 10^-6 K^-1
Covalent Radius
1.34 Å
Density at 293K
10.5 g/cm³
Electrical Conductivity
0.630 10^6/cm ohm
First Ionization Potential
7.5762 V
Second Ionization Potential
21.49 V
Third Ionization Potential
34.83 V
Ionic Radius
1.15 (+1) Å
Oxydation States
1
Lattice Parameter
4.0863 Å
Lattice Parameter 2
--
Lattice Parameter 3
--
Pronounced

SIL-ver

Discovered by

Known to the ancients.

Discovery date

4000 BC

Orbital configuration
2,8,18,18,1

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W

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Zn

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Hs

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Re

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Os

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Rh

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Y

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Ru

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Tc

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Mn

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Cr

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Hf

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Ni

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Nb

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Cu

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Bh

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