HOW DO SILVER IONS WORK?

They Inhibit the reproduction of the microbe by:

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How do silver ions attack Bacteria?

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Living organisms strive to live long lives and to reproduce. In this pursuit, bacteria (a living organism) seeks out oxygen, and a food source. They also need to maintain a complete structure including an intact cell wall, bounded cell membrane, and undisturbed cytoplasm. All of these elements are quickly disturbed after coming into contact with silver ions, leading to the demise of the harmful bacteria. The cell wall is penetrated, the cell membrance is destabilized, respiration is prohibited, food (nutrient) intake is impeded, and cell division is inhibited.