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    How do you know if Ag is an aqueous, or if it is a solid/liquid or gas for that matter?
    is there any way of telling? or do you just have to remember it?

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    Gold [Ag] is a metal. Most metals are solid at room temperature. You should be able to tell by where it is on the periodic table - in the middle that it's a solid as well. You should look briefly at a Periodic table of the elements with the gasses highlited, andd just have a look-see where they are. Then you can generally get the idea of what state it is at room temperature.

    You can also tell that it's a solid be memorising the liquids at room temp. - Murcury [Hg] and Bromine [Br] The others are gasses or sold. the gasses are in a staricase like structure on the right of the table, while you include some of the lighter elements as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asxz
    Gold [Ag] is a metal. Most metals are solid at room temperature. You should be able to tell by where it is on the periodic table - in the middle that it's a solid as well. You should look briefly at a Periodic table of the elements with the gasses highlited, andd just have a look-see where they are. Then you can generally get the idea of what state it is at room temperature.

    You can also tell that it's a solid be memorising the liquids at room temp. - Murcury [Hg] and Bromine [Br] The others are gasses or sold. the gasses are in a staricase like structure on the right of the table, while you include some of the lighter elements as well.

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    , i better start revising then.

    thanks for your help. :-D
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    Just a friendly correction, gold is actually Au.
    Silver is Ag. =]
    Don't mean to be a loser about that, but i have OCD. Haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaneisan8thgrader
    Just a friendly correction, gold is actually Au.
    Silver is Ag. =]
    Don't mean to be a loser about that, but i have OCD. Haha.
    That's not being OCD at all. The correct symbol for the correct element is definitely something that should be clear. Thank you for making the correction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemboy
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaneisan8thgrader
    Just a friendly correction, gold is actually Au.
    Silver is Ag. =]
    Don't mean to be a loser about that, but i have OCD. Haha.
    That's not being OCD at all. The correct symbol for the correct element is definitely something that should be clear. Thank you for making the correction.
    Huh... I didn't actually look at the periodic tab;le when I wrote that... I didn't realise! Thanks for pointing that out though!
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    I looked at my textbook and Ag seems to be an aqueous as well, how can it be?
    Is it an aqueous because Ag is dissolved in water?

    thanks in advance. :-D
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    It could be in the aqueous phase if a soluble silver salt were dissolved in water. But in it's natural metallic form, outside of water, it's a solid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asxz
    Quote Originally Posted by Chemboy
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaneisan8thgrader
    Just a friendly correction, gold is actually Au.
    Silver is Ag. =]
    Don't mean to be a loser about that, but i have OCD. Haha.
    That's not being OCD at all. The correct symbol for the correct element is definitely something that should be clear. Thank you for making the correction.
    Huh... I didn't actually look at the periodic tab;le when I wrote that... I didn't realise! Thanks for pointing that out though!
    No problem. Always out to help a fellow science lover.
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