- A lustrous white metallic chemical element whose atomic number is 47. Silver is soft, extremely ductile and malleable, and is the best conductor of heat and electricity among the elements. It has over 35 known isotopes of which 2 are stable, is not chemically active, and does not oxidize in air, but does tarnish due to reactions with atmospheric sulfur compounds. Its applications in electronics are many, including its use in electric contacts and conductors, electrical components, plating, and batteries. Its chemical symbol, Ag, is taken from the Latin word for silver: argentum.
- chemical symbol Ag
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