Periodic Table of the Elements: Silver

Name: Silver
Symbol: Ag
Atomic Number: 47
Atomic Mass: 107.870
Atomic Volume: 10.27 cc/mol
Discovered By: Prehistoric
Discovery Date: Silver has been known since ancient times (earlier than 3000 BC)
Origin of Name: Silver - (Anglo-Saxon ) Seolfor (silver). The symbol Ag is from (Latin) argtenum (silver)
Toxicity: Not toxic. Silver nitrate acts as irritant, produces argyria (deposition of silver in tissues).
Summary: Silver occurs native and in ores. Silver halide salts are light-sensitive, and are the basis of photographic film.


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HHe
LiBeBCNOFNe
NaMgAlSiPSClAr
KCaScTiVCrMnFeCoNiCuZnGaGeAsSeBrKr
RbSrYZrNbMoTcRuRhPdAgCdInSnSbTeIXe
CsBaLaCePrNdPmSmEuGdTbDyHoErTmYbLuHfTaWReOsIrPtAuHgTlPbBiPoAtRn
FrRaAcThPaUNpPuAmCmBkCfEsFmMdNoLr

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