About Gold....

Name is Gold

Symbol is Au

Gold is from Anglo-Saxon meaning gold

The symbol comes from the Latin word "Aurum" meaning gold

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Facts about the atom

Atomic Number is 79 (number of protons)

Atomic Mass Number is 167 (number of protons and neutrons)

Period is 6 (6th row down, 6 electron orbits)

Family is 11 (11th column, part of the transition elements)

History of Gold

Discovery is unknown, been used since ancient times


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Estimated Crustal Abundance: 0.004 milligrams per kilograms

Estimated Oceanic Abundance: 0.00004 milligrams per liter


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