Who among us does not love beautiful silver jewelry: chains, bracelets, rings, earrings? Metal has unique physical properties, because it conducts heat and electric current well. That is why the use of silver is not limited to the jewelry industry. It is used in many other areas, about which we do not even always guess.
Areas of use of silver
The precious metal has been known to mankind for many centuries. Dishes, weapons, jewelry, decorative items and much more — all this was made from it at different times. In the modern world, it is used in the jewelry industry, as well as for coinage. The precious metal is used in the following areas:
- Chemical Industry;
- issue of storage batteries;
- production of parts for the electrical industry;
- production of mirrors;
- production of various awards.
Silver in the industrial sphere
Due to its unique sensitivity to light, the metal is useful for photo art. Crystals of halides have unique physical and chemical properties that are used to obtain photographs.
The food industry and silver are also closely related. The metal is used for the manufacture of devices used in the preparation of juices and various drinks. Silver is also necessary in the textile industry. It is used for the production of polystyrene clothing with small silver inserts.
As for the chemical industry, metal plays an important role in it. For example, special devices made of precious metal are quite common. Laboratory utensils made of this metal, in which special experiments are carried out, are also common. It is also necessary in its pure form, since its compounds act as excellent catalysts.
Metal has long been the basis for making mirrors. In the modern world, only expensive models are produced from it. Production of batteries and battery cells is impossible without this material. In the future, it is planned to use the metal to create solar batteries.
The use of silver in the medical field
Silver and medicine have been linked since ancient times. The precious metal is used as a disinfectant for water disinfection. Also, for small burns, burns and wounds, bactericidal paper impregnated with silver nitrate is used. Some types of dentures are made from alloys of this metal.
Silver has unique properties. For example, it contributes to the resorption of hematomas, and also contributes to the rapid recovery of internal organs. Metal plates can improve the work and peristalsis of the intestines. Also, the pharmaceutical industry produces a large number of drugs that contain colloidal silver.