By: Victoria Hill

Basic information about Gold

The symbol of gold in periodic table is Au, the atomic number is 79, it's mass number is 197, rounded, the periodic number is 6, & it's group number is 11. Gold belongs in the metal group & is a solid. In its purest form, gold is a bright, slightly reddish-yellow, dense, soft, malleable, & ductile metal. Chemically, gold is a transition metal.