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Silver, the most conductive metal in the world

🕙 2023-08-26 👆

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Silver is a chemical element, with the chemical symbol Ag, and is a silver white transition metal. Silver exists in a small amount in nature as a free elemental substance, mainly in silver containing compound ores. Silver has stable chemical properties, low activity, high price, good thermal and electrical conductivity, and is not easily corroded by chemicals. Its quality is soft. Its reflectivity is extremely high, reaching over 99%.

Pure silver is a beautiful silver white metal with excellent ductility, and its conductivity and heat transfer are the highest among all metals. Silver is one of the metals discovered in ancient times. Silver exists as a single substance in nature, but the vast majority exists in the form of a combined state. Silver has high ductility, so it can be rolled into transparent foil only 0.00003 centimeters thick, and 1 gram of silver particles can be pulled into filaments about two kilometers long.

Silver naturally exists in agarwood and hornblende, and is a product formed by smelting gold.

Important features: silver white, soft material, with conductivity and thermal conductivity

Main producing countries: China, Peru, Mexico, and Chile. China is a country with moderate abundance of silver mineral resources. The total reserve of silver is 116500 tons, ranking sixth in the world. Silver mines are widely distributed in China and are produced in the vast majority of provinces and regions across the country. There are 569 mining areas with proven reserves, with Jiangxi having the highest silver reserves, accounting for 15.5% of the national total, followed by provinces (regions) such as Yunnan, Inner Mongolia, Guangxi, Hubei, and Gansu.

Important uses: Widely used, including the most familiar jewelry, coin making, photography, dentistry, batteries, and electrical circuits. In addition, it has many technological applications. For example, controlling odors and preventing bacterial transmission. Because silver is cheaper than gold, but it has many of the same characteristics as gold.