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Atomic number   47
Symbol   Ag
Atomic weight   107.8682
Density [g/cm3]   10.49
Melting point [°C]   961.9
Boiling point [°C]   2212
1st Ionization energy [eV]   7.576
Electronic configuration   [Kr] 4d10 5s
Oxidation number (most stable)   2, 1
Atomic radius [pm]   144.4
Ionic radius [pm]   115 (1+)
Abundance in crustal rocks [ppm]   0.08
Origin of the name   lat.) argentum = silver
Discovery   known since ancient times
Uses   as decoration metal, anodes, electrodes (Ag/Zn and AG/Cd batteries), catalyst, photographic chemicals (AgBr).

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