Is silver a metal?
Yes, silver is a metallic element. Its chemical symbol in the periodic table is Ag (from the Latin "argentum"), and it is a transition metal in the periodic table. Silver is a precious metal with good electrical and thermal conductivity and is widely used in currency, jewelry, electronics, photography and other applications. Silver is also valued for its corrosion resistance and beautiful appearance. It occurs in nature in the form of ore and can also be obtained through ore mining and refining.