How many valence electrons does silver have?


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Silver has one valence electron. Silver is a brilliant white precious metal with atomic number 47 and 47 electrons arranged in orbits around the nucleus of the atom. The electron configuration of silver is [Kr] 4d10 5s1 or 2, 8, 18, 18 and 1.

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Silver is a solid at room temperature. It melts at 1,763.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Its density is 10.49 grams per cubic centimeter. It is soft, malleable and ductile. The atomic weight of silver is 107.8682 grams per mole or atomic mass units. It is the most reflective metal with the highest electrical conductivity of all metals.

Silver is classified as a transition metal. It is placed in period 5 and group 11 of the periodic table of elements.

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