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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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Last Update: 03.11.2004