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A pure white metallic element. The best electrical conductor and used in photographic emulsions. Argentum is Latin for silver, hence the symbol Ag.


Also known as

Silver was known to ancient civilisations.

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Atomic number 47 Clip
Atomic / Molecular Weight 107.8682 gmol-1Clip
Density 10500 kgm-3Clip
Crystal Structure fcc / hcp at 5K Clip
Lattice constant 409 fmClip
Melting Point 1235.09 KClip
Boiling Point 2443 KClip
Tensile strength 150000000 Nm-2Clip
Yield strength 180000000 Nm-2Clip
Youngs modulus 70000000000 Nm-2Clip
Poissons ratio 0.37 Clip
Linear expansivity 0.000019 K-1Clip
Specific heat capacity 234 Jkg-1K-1Clip
Latent heat of fusion 109000 Jkg-1Clip
Thermal conductivity 419 to 428 Wm-1K-1Clip
Bulk Modulus of Rigidity 103600000000 Nm-2Clip
Electromotive Series -0.8 VClip
Electrical Conductivity 63000000 Sm-1Clip
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See also: Chinese Silver, Periodic Table, Silver Bromide, Silver Iodide, Silver Nitrate, Silver Sulphide.

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Subjects: Chemistry

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