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Silver

What the name means: The word silver probably derives from the Anglo Saxon word for the metal, seolfor or siolfur. The chemical symbol, Ag, comes from the Latin word argentum. In French the word for silver is "argent".

Silver

Silver atom

Silver atom

 

 

(Note: Can exist as 2+ or 3+ ions.)

Silver ion

 

Silver ion

Who identified silver?: Silver has been mined and used since prehistoric times. There is a reference to silver in the Book of Genesis in the Bible. Silver was associated with the Moon and the symbol used for silver in ancient times is a crescent moon.

 

Properties

AGPROPS

STP = standard temperature and pressure.
Usually considered as room temperature and pressure.

 

About silver: Silver is usually found as the element in lead, zinc and copper ores. It is also associated with gold deposits. It is widely used in jewellery and in photographic film.

 

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