(Ag. Eq.=108.) Silver. Appendix A. Metallic Silver, refined.

Silver, in its metallic state, is not used in medicine, except as a coating for pills, but is introduced in the Appendix for the purpose of making the nitrate of silver; when pure, it is very white and malleable, sp. gr. 10.50, it is acted on readily by sulphuretted hydrogen, and becomes black, but is not oxidised in the air; it is soluble in nitric acid. Silver leaf is the form made use of if the metal is employed as a test.