By: Gian Ciapponi
Electron Shell Model
As you can see, here is the electron shell for the element gold, or Au.
Gold Nuggets Found in Nature
Here is what Gold looks like in nature.
Gold on the Periodic Table
This is what gold looks like on the Periodic Table of Elements. Au is the Latin word "aurum" meaning "gold".Its atomic number is 79, and its atomic weight is 196.97. It has 79 protons, 79 electrons, 118 neutrons.
Gold is a soft metal with a number of interesting physical properties. Gold is a very heavy metal. The melting point of gold is 1948°F. the boiling point is 5,378°F. the density is 19.32g/Cm squared.
Uses for Gold
Gold is the only Golden/Yellow colored element on the periodic table
Most of the gold on the planet is from meteorites that bombarded the planet
Gold is so stretchy when heated, one ounce can be 5 miles long if a thin as a thread.
It can be used to color glass and it is used inside of electronics most of the time.