The electron configuration of silver is [Kr] 4d10 5s1 or 2, 8, 18, 18, 1 electrons per shell. The symbol for silver is Ag and it is derived from the Latin word Argentum. The atomic number of silver is 47 and its atomic weight is 107.8682 grams per mole.
At room temperature, silver is a soft white metal with luster and has very high electrical conductivity. It is a transition metal and is placed in group 11 or d-block and period 5 of the periodic table. The density of silver is 10.49 grams per centimeter cubed and it melts at 1763.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Silver is a precious metal and is used in making coins and solar panels.