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What element has 47 protons in its nucleus?

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Silver is the only element in the periodic table that has 47 protons in its nucleus. Any atom that has 47 protons in the nucleus is the element silver.

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Elemental silver is part of the transitional metals group in the periodic table and is situated next to palladium and cadmium at 46 and 48 protons, respectively. Silver has anywhere from 58 to 64 neutrons and 47 electrons. The atomic weight of silver is 107.8682, and it is stable at room temperature. Pure silver is the best known conductor of electricity and reflector of light of all known metals in the periodic table.

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