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The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

carlo valeroso

on 3 August 2010

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Double click anywhere & add an idea atomic # symbol atomic weight SILVER The word "silver" appears in Anglo-Saxon
in various spellings such as seolfor and siolfor Historical Background The chemical symbol Ag is from the Latin
for "silver", argentum, from the Indo-European
root *arg- meaning "white" or "shining". origin of the name discovery Silver has been known since ancient times It is mentioned in the book of Genesis, and slag heaps found in Asia Minor and on the islands of the Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea indicate that silver was being separated from lead
as early as the 4th millennium BC using surface mining. atomic # symbol atomic weight melting point: boiling point: 1234.93 K 2435 K other characteristics:

very DUCTILE and MALLEABLE brilliant white and METALLIC LUSTER highest ELECTRICAL and THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY APPLICATION currency jewelry silverware dentistry photography anti-microbial agent Ag2O batterries medals mirrors flutes Relation to the Chapter LITERAL METAPHORICAL PHOTOGRAPHIC CHEMISTRY
- silver is widely used in
this branch of chem
- Cerrato worked in this field SILVER BROMIDE
- essential substance
for making X-ray films 25th grad anniv two-sided reaction of Levi
towards the invitation (magnetic property) the reunion
- symbolizes conductivity Primo Levi and Cerrato as friends -Ag as a "transition" metal INSIGHTS LEARNED that's all! thanks! =) the importance of CHEMISTRY interconnection of things being patient
open-minded finding the cause of a problem
requires careful investigation
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