To what family does silver belong?


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On the periodic table, silver belongs to the family of elements in group 11, as well as transitional metals. Some other elements in these families are copper and gold, and together these metals are sometimes referred to as the "coinage" metals.

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The metals in group 11 exhibit similar properties, since they are all malleable, ductile and good electrical conductors. These elements do not react readily with many other elements.

Silver has the atomic weight of 107.86 grams per mole, and its chemical symbol is Ag. It also has a melting point of 1,763.2 degrees Fahrenheit, and its density is 10.5 grams per cubic centimeters. In nature, this metal is found in argentite and ore deposits that contain other elements like gold or copper.

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