Silver is a metallic chemical element with the chemical symbol Ag (Latin: argentum) and atomic number 47.

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Clean silver with aluminum foil and *

I already have two questions touching on this subject and there is a third question as well. The thing is that all the other question talk about cleaning silver with aluminum foil and carbonated ...
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What is the chemistry behind cleaning silverware with aluminium foil

This question has a accepted answer on this site already: What happens during cleaning silverware? but the reason I ask the question again is because I found different "recipes" for the technique ...
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Why does HCl both precipitate and dissolve Silver?

Adding $\ce{HCl}$ to silver nitrate solution causes silver chloride to precipitate. Adding more $\ce{HCl}$ causes the silver to re-dissolve. What is happening to the silver chloride when it ...
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Are radioactive isotopes of silver dangerous?

I know we all think of things like uranium as being radioactive in the nasty radiation poisoning sort of way. But do elements like silver have similar effects in their radioactive isotopes? I'm an ...
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Extracting silver from Tollens test

When we add tollens reagent (diamminesilver(I) cation, $\ce{[Ag(NH3)2]+}$) to glucose it forms a silvery mirror on the walls of the container. Since the sides are coated with actual Silver, is ...
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Height of potential barrier

Could anyone please help to find the height of potential barrier between silver and copper or cu-cu. I am working on a piezo- resistive sensor based on copper fabric and silver electrodes. I was ...
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Which silver halide is the most soluble?

Halides are group 7 elements. They generally have a low melting and boiling point. They are highly reactive. Silver chloride and silver bromide are not soluble in water. So they will be precipitates. ...
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What happens during cleaning silverware?

I know two distinct recipes for cleaning silver: Put them into a pot with some club soda and a piece of aluminium foil and pour over a hot water. Gently clean silverware with a fine chalk powder ...
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Copper substituting silver in Tollen's reagent

I am an artist attempting to use Tollen's Reagent in a number of my projects. Is there any reason I could not substitute Copper Nitrate for the Silver Nitrate in the reaction? Would the copper ...
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Silver and milk (or milk products)

In the title I am refering to silver spoons, which, when used to consume milk products (like yogurt), get a weird taste. It could be described as umami/meaty, a little bit like onions. I came to the ...
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Silver, its bactericidal features and water

I often hear that water gets purified by being in a silver vessel, which sounds plausible because of bactericidal feature of silver. What doesn't sound plausible, though, is the way it's explained: ...