Silver

Source: Occurs naturally in rocks and minerals. It is used for its thermal and electrical conductivity properties in electronics. It is used in mirrors, coins, solder, jewelry, silverware, dental fillings, and may be added to drinking water as a disinfection agent to eradicate Legionella.

 Summary: Silver is element 47 on the periodic table. The metal has a density of 10.49 g/mL at 15 C. It is naturally occurring in rocks and minerals. Silver has the highest electrical and heat conductivity of any metal, and as such it is used in circuit boards, batteries, wiring, solder, and heat sinks. It is used for its high reflectance properties in mirrors and may be metal plated onto materials to improve appearance. It has been used as a currency in coins and bars for thousands of years from the royal to everyday citizen. Silver is also used in jewelry, dental implants, and silverware due to its antibacterial properties. It has many other applications in the medical industry and within homes. Silver forms many alloys and compounds such as silver iodide, which is used in cloud seeding to cause precipitation. It may be added in disinfection processes of drinking water to eradicate Legionella.

GHS Hazard Statement: H317, H320, H370, H372, H400, H410, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09