Quick Facts ~ What is Silver?:
- Silver is the 47th element on the periodic table. It’s symbol is “Ag”. It’s atomic number is 47 and classification is metallic.
- It is classified as a soft metal and basic element that occurs in the environment as white powder.
- Pure silver has a brilliant white metallic luster and has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of all metals.
- Silver can be found in ores including argentite, lead, lead-zinc, copper and gold found in Mexico, Peru, and the USA.
- The word Silver come from the Anglo-Saxon word “siolfur” meaning “silver” (the origin of the symbol Ag comes from the Latin word “argentum” meaning “silver“).
- Silver is known as one of the “metals of antiquity”
Detailed Facts: A short video and educational resource explaining more detailed facts and information about silver.
(Video Source: http://www.periodic-table.org/uk)
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