Properties[change | change source]
It is a black solid. It reacts with acids. It is heavy. It can irritate the skin.
Occurrence and preparation[change | change source]
It exists in the ground as acanthite and argentite. It is also made when silver is in air containing hydrogen sulfide. The oxygen in air cannot oxidize the silver directly; the hydrogen sulfide helps it. It is the tarnish on silver items.
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