• Name: Silver

  • Symbol: Ag

  • Number of Energy Levels: 5

  • Electrons on the outer energy level: 1

  • Atomic Number: 47

  • Atomic Mass: 107.8682 Amu

  • Protons / Electrons: 47

  • Neutrons: 61

  • Density: 10.05 g/cm3

  • Classification: Transition Metal

Top 15 interesting facts about Silver

  • Silver has been known since ancient times. Silver's name derives from the old English word "seolfor" but its symbol derives from the Latin word "argentum" which means "silver".
  • Silver's melting point is at 961.93 C (1235.08 K, 1763.474 F) and its boiling point is at 2212.0 C (2485.15 K, 4013.6 F).
  • Silver is a soft, white, and lustrous metal.
  • Silver is the most reflective metal.
  • Silver is characterized by the highest electrical and thermal conductivity.
  • Silver can occur naturally in free form, in gold and other metals alloy, and in different minerals.
  • Most silver is produced as a byproduct of cooper, zinc, lead, and gold production.
  • Silver is considered a precious metal and it is often used in currency coins.
  • Silver is used in: solar panels, jewelry, water filtration, valuable utensils, electrical contacts, conductors, catalysis of chemical reactions, special mirrors, different coatings, x-rays, photographic films, and different medical applications.
  • Silver is produced in supernovas.
  • Silver is harder than gold but still malleable.
  • Silver has two stable isotopes that occur naturally: 107-Ag and 109-Ag.
  • The major world producers of silver are Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Australia, Poland, Chile, and Serbia.
  • In 2014 the price of silver was about $650 per kilogram.
  • Silver has no biological role in human body and it is not toxic to humans, but some of its compounds (most of its salts) are toxic.