Chemical reactions of the elements
Reaction of silver with air
Silver metal is stable in clean air under normal conditions.
Reaction of silver with water
Silver does not react with clean water.
Reaction of silver with the halogens
The thermally stable silver difluoride, silver(II) difluoride, AgF2, is formed in the reaction of silver metal and fluorine, F2.
Ag(s) + F2(g) → AgF2(s) [brown]
Reaction of silver with acids
Silver metal dissolves in hot concentrated sulphuric acid.
Silver metal also dissolves in dilute or concentrated nitric acid, HNO3.
Reaction of silver with bases
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