Element 47 of Periodic table is
Silver with atomic number 47,
atomic weight 107.8682.
Silver, symbol Ag, has a
Face Centered Cubic structure and Silver color.
Silver is a transition metal element.
Trivial name of Silver is coinage metals.
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Properties, Electronic configuration, Atomic and Crystal Structure.
Silver is a chemical element with symbol Ag (Greek:άργυρος árguros, Latin:argentum, both from the Indo-European root *h₂erǵ- for "grey" or "shining") and atomic number 47. A soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it possesses the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity and reflectivity of any metal. The metal occurs naturally in its pure, free form (native silver), as an alloy with gold and other metals, and in minerals such as argentite and chlorargyrite.
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Periodic table is arranged by atomic number, number of protons in the nucleus which is same as number of
The atomic number increases from left to right. Periodic table starts at top left ( Atomic number 1) and
ends at bottom right (atomic number 118). Therefore you can directly look for atomic number
47 to find Silver on periodic table.
Another way to read periodic table and locate an element is by using group number (column)
and period number (row). To locate Silver on periodic
table look for cross section of group 11 and period
5 in the modern periodic table.
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The element Silver was discovered by unknown in year
3000 BC in unknown place
derived its name from English word (argentum in Latin)
The table below shows the abundance of Silver in Universe, Sun, Meteorites,
Earth's Crust, Oceans and Human Body.
The solid state structure of Silver is Face Centered Cubic.
The Crystal structure can be described in terms of its unit Cell. The unit Cells repeats itself in
dimensional space to form the structure.
The unit cell is represented in terms of its lattice parameters, which are the lengths of the cell
Lattice Constants (a, b and c)
and the angles between them Lattice Angles (alpha, beta and gamma).
The positions of the atoms inside the unit cell are described by the set of atomic positions (
xi, yi, zi) measured from a reference lattice point.
The symmetry properties of the crystal are described by the concept of space groups. All possible
symmetric arrangements of particles in three-dimensional space are described by the 230 space groups
(219 distinct types, or 230 if chiral copies are considered distinct.
Silver atoms have 47 electrons and
the electronic shell structure is [2, 8, 18, 18, 1] with Atomic Term Symbol (Quantum Numbers) 2S1/2.
Shell Structure of Silver - Electrons per energy
The ground state electronic configuration of Neutral Silver atom is
[Kr] 4d10 5s1.
The portion of Silver configuration that is equivalent to the noble gas of
the preceding period, is abbreviated as [Kr]. For atoms with many electrons, this
notation can become lengthy and so an abbreviated notation is used.This is important as it is
the Valence electrons 4d10 5s1, electrons in
the outermost shell that determine the chemical properties of the element.
Complete ground state electronic configuration for the Silver atom, Unabbreviated electronic configuration
1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 3d10 4s2 4p6 4d10 5s1
Silver atomic radius is 165 pm, while it's covalent radius is 153 pm.
The electron affinity of Silver is 125.6 kJ/mol
Refer to table below for Ionization energies of Silver
Refer to below table for Silver Physical Properties
Silver is Conductor of electricity. Refer to
below for the Electrical properties of Silver
Refer to table below for Thermal properties of Silver
Isotopes of rhodium. Naturally occurring Silver has
2 stable isotope -
List of unique identifiers to search the element in various chemical registry databases