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How many electrons does silver have?

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A neutral silver atom has 47 electrons. The atomic number of silver is 47, meaning that there are 47 protons and 47 electrons in a neutral atom of silver. It most commonly has 61 neutrons.

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How many electrons does silver have?
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An atom of silver has five energy levels. There are two electrons in the first energy level, eight in the second, 18 each in the third and fourth and a single electron in the fifth level. Silver is classified as a transition metal and is in group 11 on the periodic table. Its minimum oxidation number is 0, and its maximum oxidation number is 3.

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