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Atomic No: 47
Atomic weight: 107.88
Electronic configuration: 1s2,2s2,2p6,3s2,3p6,3d10,4s2,4p6,4d10,5s1
Position in the periodic table:
Silver is the "D" block transition element. It belongs to the group IB of the periodic table.
Action with acids
3Ag + dil.4HNO3 → 3AgNO3 + 2H2O + NO
Ag + conc.2HNO3 → AgNO3 + H2O + NO2
4Ag + conc. 4HCl + O2 → 4AgCl + 2H2O
The names of two ore minerals of silver are: Argentite (Ag2S) and silver copper glance [(AgCu2)2S]
Silver and copper metals can be extracted from the ores of Argentite and chalcopyrite respectively.
When silver is heated with bromine, it gives silver bromide. 2Ag + Br2 → 2Ag Br
Silver is rarely found in nature. Its extraction and purification is also harder than other metals. It has better shine and maliability than other metals.
Silver is metal, because
Any two properties of silver are as follows:
The valency of aluminium is ______.
3 and 2
Silver reacts with both dilute and concentrated nitric acid to form ______.
Silver belongs to ______.
Which is not the ore of silver?
Silver copper glance
The atomic number of silver is ______.
Silver bromide is used in ______.
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