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Silver at Chemical Elements.com
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Basic Information

Name: Silver
Symbol: Ag
Atomic Number: 47
Atomic Mass: 107.8682 amu
Melting Point: 961.93 °C (1235.08 K, 1763.474 °F)
Boiling Point: 2212.0 °C (2485.15 K, 4013.6 °F)
Number of Protons/Electrons: 47
Number of Neutrons: 61
Classification: Transition Metal
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 10.5 g/cm3
Color: silver

Atomic Structure

[Bohr Model of Silver]  
Number of Energy Levels: 5

    First Energy Level: 2
    Second Energy Level: 8
    Third Energy Level: 18
    Fourth Energy Level: 18
    Fifth Energy Level: 1


Isotope Half Life
Ag-10541.3 days
Ag-105m7.2 minutes
Ag-106m8.4 days
Ag-1082.4 minutes
Ag-108m130.0 years
Ag-109m39.8 seconds
Ag-11024.6 seconds
Ag-110m249.8 days
Ag-1117.47 days


Date of Discovery: Known to the ancients
Discoverer: Unknown
Name Origin: From the Old English word seolfor (silver)
Symbol Origin: From the Latin word argentum (silver)
Uses: jewelry, photography, electrical conductor
Obtained From: ores (argentite, light ruby silver, dark ruby silver, brittle silver)

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