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Silver is one of the least reactive metals, only forming bonds with sulfur, nitrogen and the members of the halogen group. The halogens include chlorine, bromine, iodine, fluorine and astatine. More »

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The world's most prolific silver mines are in Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, Australia and the United States. Serbia and China also produce substantial amounts of silver. Although miners occasionally uncover nuggets of pu... More »

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Mercury, also called "quicksilver," is a liquid metal that is both shiny and silvery. In fact, it is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature. More »

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Alloyed steels, steel combined with other elements to increase their hardness and strength, are the hardest known metals. Maraging steel, a heat-treated steel, is one of the strongest steel alloys. More »

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