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Silver

A pile of several bars of silver

Basic information

Silver is an chemical element with an atomic number of 48 and the symbol Ag.

Physical Properties

Silver is a metal. It is soft, ranking a Mohs hardness at 2.5. Silver is very unreactive and inert. Silver and gold are often thought to have high value, with the latter almost 75 times as expensive as the former.

Phase at room temperature Solid
Melting Point 961.78 °C
Boiling Point 2162 °C
Density 10.49 g/cm3
Abundance 0.075 mg/kg

Atomic Properties

Silver has an atomic number of 48, meaning that it has 48 protons. As the most common stable isotope has a mass number of 107, silver has 59 neutrons as well.