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.
Known to the ancients.