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Diagram of the nuclear composition, electron configuration, and valence orbitals of an atom of silver-108 (atomic number: 47), an isotope of this element. The nucleus consists of 47 protons (blue) and 61 neutrons (red). Silver is a transition metal in group 11, period 5, and the d-block of the periodic table. It has a melting point of 962 degrees Celsius. The trends across the transition metals are due to electrons filling an inner d-subshell (here, within the 4th ring), shielding the outer (valence) electrons from the increasing nuclear charge.
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