Facts about Gold

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Gold
The Element Gold is defined as...
A soft, yellow, corrosion-resistant element, the most malleable and ductile metal, occurring in veins and alluvial deposits and recovered by mining or by panning or sluicing. A good thermal and electrical conductor, gold is generally alloyed to increase its strength, and it is used as an international monetary standard, in jewelry, for decoration, and as a plated coating on a wide variety of electrical and mechanical components. The most common uses of Gold are in Currency, Coinage, Jewellery, Tableware, Dental alloys and Electronics

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Gold
What are the origins of the word Gold ?
The name originates from the Old English Anglo-Saxon word 'geolo' meaning yellow. The Symbol Origin is from the Latin word 'aurum' meaning gold. Argentina was named for this precious metal.


Facts about the Classification of the Element Gold
Gold is classified as a "Transition Metal" which are located in Groups 3 - 12 of the Periodic Table. An Element classified as a Transition Metals is ductile, malleable, and able to conduct electricity and heat.

Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Gold
Gold was discovered in Ancient times and used by the ancient South Americans, Asians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Chinese. It is mentioned in the Bible. Gold is measured by troy weight and by gram. The term 'carat' meaning purity is used to indicate the amount of gold present, with 24 carats being pure gold and lower ratings proportionally less.

Occurrence of the element Gold in the Atmosphere
Obtained from the crust of the earth
Hydrothermal ore deposits of gold occur in metamorphic rocks and igneous rocks
Found as the native metal occasionally as large nuggets
Copper ores

Common Uses of Gold
Precious metal
Dental alloys

The Properties of the Element Gold

Name of Element : Gold
Symbol of Element : Au
Atomic Number of Gold : 79
Atomic Mass: 196.96655 amu
Melting Point: 1064.43 C - 1337.5801 K
Boiling Point: 2807.0 C - 3080.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Gold : 79
Number of Neutrons in Gold : 118
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 19.32 g/cm3
Color of Gold : Soft yellow

The element Gold and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Gold on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Gold for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Gold with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Gold element and as a Chemistry reference guide.

Facts and Info about the element Gold - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Gold element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Gold is just one element that can be found.

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