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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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 »

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 »

There is no documented account on who discovered silver. Silver has been known since ancient times and is mentioned in the book of Genesis in the Bible. More »

Silver has been used since antiquity and cannot be said to have been discovered by any one person. In areas where humans have never collected it, silver can occur as nuggets lying on the surface of the ground. More »

The Engineering Toolbox states that the specific heat of silver is 0.057calorie per gram per degree Celsius, which is equivalent to 0.23 joule per gram per degree Celsius. Specific heat is the amount of heat per unit of ... More »

Silver's properties include that its thermal and electrical conductivity are higher than any other metal. The only reason it isn't more widespread in electrical systems is that it is too expensive compared to copper and ... More »