Silver

Chemical Formula

Ag

Chemical Class

Native Elements

Properties

Silver is a transition, glossy, ductile and malleable metal, that loses gloss whenever exposed to ozone. The metal attractive appearance is the reason for its large demand for ornamental purposes. It is a fine electricity conductor and a stable element whenever exposed to air and water.

Origin

Djezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Russia.

Curiosities

The silver is a human kind old acquaintance. Studies point out that humans started to separate it around 3000 B.C.

Use

Coin minting, photographic and radiographic industries, jewelry, electro-electronics, motor sport, medical applications, and electroplating. Silver photo credit: Henry Yu

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