Elements: Most Wanted

By: Daylan Parke Glenn

Element name:

The element's name that I have chosen is Gold or as an element it is called Au.

Atomic Number:

Gold's or Au's atomic number is 79.

Atomic Mass Number:

Gold's atomic mass number is 196.97 if rounded 197.00.

Number Of Protons, Neutrons and Electrons:

Gold has 79 protons 118 neutrons and 79 electrons.

Number of valence electrons

Gold has 11 valence electrons.

Group/Family Number

Gold's family number is 11.

Group/Family Name

Gold's is in the transitional metals family.

Chemical Properties/Reactivity of the element

Gold is chemically inactive, it's extremely resistant to chemical action Melting point = 1064.43 ºC degrees

Boiling point = 2807 °C Gold reacts with chlorine, Cl2, or bromine, Br2 and reacts with iodine, I2 it can also alloys with silver and platinum.

Type of element/ (Metal, Non-Metal, or Metalloid) and its physical properties

Gold is a in the Metals. it has luster, it has ductility, it has malleability, it is a good conductor, it is able to dissolve, it is a really soft metal but is usually hardened with other metals, it is a dense metal and it melts at 1065 degrees Celsius.

What is the most common compound created with this element or do they exist alone in nature?

The most gold compounds are auric chloride (AuCl3) and chlorauric acid (HAuCl4). .