Silver: Silver is the 47th element in the "Periodic table of the elements". The chemical symbol is Ag. In history silver was never as important as gold. It is 40 times cheaper than gold. Silver reacts strong with other materials. After many years silver cutlery for example is covered in a dark patina. To prevent the formation of patina Roman and Greeks covered some things of silver in a very thin gold layer, which is so thin that it is invisible. So the shining of the silver stays. The part of silver in an alloy is declared in thousendth parts. Fine silver consists of 999.9 thousendth part of silver and sterling silver consists of 925 thousendth part of silver. Silver is hauled in many countries. Silver is the best electrical and thermical conductor.

Data about Silver

Chemical formula Ag

Mineral class elements

Crystal system cubical

Hardness 2.5 to 3

Density 10.1 g/cm3 to 11.1 g/cm3

Color silver-white

Line color silver-white

Gloss metal gloss

Break unevenly

Fissileness none

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