3 thoughts on “Why Silver Can Destroy Bacteria?

  1. NIce video, and explanation, BUT I have some doubts: You say in the video that the electron of the outer orbit of the silver attracts one electron of the wall (or membrane) of the bacteria. BUt electrons dont attract electrons, they repeal each other. And the metals do nor attract electrons, they release electrons, every metal atom has 1 or 2 or 3 electrons in their outer orbital, so they release them by actions of electronegative elements like Oxygen or Fluorine. Thats is, only electronegative elements pull or attract electrons from neighbor elements, because they need electrons to get an external layer of 8, like FLuorine, that has 2 in inner orbital and 7 in outer, so it attracts one more and becomes a Fluoride ion (with one negative charge)..
    I believe that the mode of action of silver is, first, water molecules oxydize the silver atoms, pulling one electron from them (the 47th) that is why silver only works when it is ionized. If the silver loses this 47th electron) it becomes a positive ion, (with 47 positive charges but only 46 negative) and then there is an attraction between the silver ion and the negative wall of the bacteria, and then this wall loses one electron and it is ike a hole and starts its destruction. The key is that first the silver atom needs to lose one electron, because as an atom, it is neutral with 47 protons and 47 electrons, so it can not attract any electron. Maybe you explain this in some other video.

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