Quick Facts

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)

Congratulations ~ Silver Basics completed!  Click HERE and let’s move on to learning about the different types of silver.