GOLD: WANTED FOR BEING TOO SHINY

REWARD: 1 GOLD NUGGET

IDENTIFIED AS:

Element Name: Gold

Symbol: Au

Atomic Number: 79

Atomic Mass Number: 197 (rounded to the nearest whole number)

Group/Family Number: 11

Group/Family Name: Transition Metals

Type of Element: Metal (Ductile, malleable, good conductor, shiny luster)

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OTHER INFO

Chemical Properties/Reactivity of the Element: Gold does not react with non-metals. One reaction is Gold dissolves in a mixture of hydrochloric and nitric acids to give chloroauric acid.

Most common compounds made from this element: auric chloride and chloroauric acid

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