Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Silver is the whitest color of any metal.

Silver is harder than gold, but softer than copper.

Silver is more malleable than any element except gold. It can be pounded to a thinness of 6/10000 of a millimeter, or thin enough for light to pass through, one hundred and fifty times thinner than a standard piece of paper. One ounce of silver can be drawn into 8,000 feet of thin wire.

Of all the elements, silver is the best conductor of electricity and is used as a comparative meaure for the conductivity of all other metals.

Of all the elements, silver has the highest degree of reflectivity, and can reflect up to 95% of visible light.