silver - Stats History The symbol Ag for silver comes from the Greek name Argentum Silver was discoveredway back in prehistoric times Therefore there

silver - Stats History The symbol Ag for silver comes from...

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History The symbol Ag for silver comes from the Greek name Argentum. Silver was discoveredway back in prehistoric times. Therefore there are no records regarding who actually first discovered it. There is evidence that man discovered silver and the process to separate it from lead about 3000 BC. Throughout history, silver has been used as not only jewellery and silverware but also currency, dentistry, photography and electronics, mirrors and optics, biology, medicine, investing, and clothing. The largest silver reserves in the world are found in the Western United States, Mexico, Peru, Canada, and China. The state of Nevada produces over one-third of the U.S. Silver. No one really knows when silver was found, but there is evidence that people from
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Unformatted text preview: Stats • Atomic Number- 47 • Atomic Mass- 107.87=108 • Protons- 47 • Neutrons- 61 • Electrons- 47 • Melting Point- 961.78 °C • Boiling Point- 2162°C • Ion Charge- +1 • Density- 10.49 g/cm3 • Colour- Silver • Electrical Resistance-1.6310 −8Ω·m • Reflectivity- 97% • Soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it possesses the highest electrical conductivity of any element and the highest thermal conductivity of any metal. The metal occurs naturally in its pure, free form (native silver), as an alloy with gold and other metals, and in minerals such as argentite and chlororgirite. Most silver is produced as a by-product of copper, gold, lead, and zinc refining....
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