Gold (Au)

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  • Physical Properties: Gold is malleable, ductile, and metallic with yellow color if in a mass. It's melting point is 1062 degrees Celsius and it's boiling point is 2000 degrees Celsius.
  • Chemical Property: Gold is non soluble.
  • Where it can be found: Gold can be found on nearly every continent, but there's less gold than other elements.
  • Common Compounds: Auric Chloride & Chlorauric acid
  • Reactivity: Gold is a soft metal that is largely un reactive. Gold jewelry can lie underground for thousands of years and emerge shiny after lengthy exposure to air, water, and other chemicals in the environment. Dissolves in some solvents and reacts with halogens.
  • Isotopes: 7
  • Safety information: non toxic

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