Gold

By Elizabeth Fabiano

Basic Information

Element ~Gold

Classification ~Metallic

Symbol ~ Au

period ~6

Group ~12

Atomic weight ~196.966569

Atomic number ~79

Color ~ Gold

History

  • Gold was one the first known metals.
  • It was in Tutankhamun's funeral mas, which is one of the most iconic pieces.
  • It was the first gold dentistry as the Etruscan’s.

Uses

  • Gold was used for cancer patients and for other conditions.
  • Used for liver imaging and therapeutic treatment
  • In many jewelry such as, rings, brooches, necklaces, and earrings
  • Gold is used for gold leaf for decorating and protection
  • usually put onto jewelry to give it more strength

Description

  • Metallic yellow color, in other words it Is gold colored
  • When finely divided it may be black, ruby, or purple
  • White gold for jewellery is formed by mixing palladium, silver, or nickel with gold, although the result is green gold with certain proportions of silver

Biology

  • People experiment with gold for medical treatments
  • The amount of gold in a human depends on Their weight

Geology


  • The crusts rocks
  • streams
  • Meteorites

Properties

  • Shiny
  • Soft metal
  • Malleable
  • Ductile

Interesting Facts

  • extracted from ores
  • Small amounts of other metals joined with gold can make it stronger
  • White gold for jewelry is formed by mixing palladium
  • Two thirds of the world's supply comes from South Africa.
  • Addition of some copper gives "rose gold", a soft pink color.