Gold (Au)

By: Alexis Houghtaling

Chemical & Physical Properties

Chemical: Good conductors heat and electricity, metallic

Physical: Malleable, ductile, soft + heavy metal

About element:

Chemical element

Atomic #79

Protons 79 / Neutrons 118 / Electrons 79

6 Energy levels: [Xe] 6s2 4f14 5d9

Uses:

Wedding rings, Olympic medals, oscars, Grammys, money, and many types of jewelry.

This element is guaranteed to make you money.

Interesting facts:

1. Gold is the only metal that is yellow or "golden". Other metals may develop a yellowish color, but only after they have oxidized or reacted with other chemicals.


2. The worlds largest gold bar weighs 250kg (551lb).


3. The worlds ocean contains about 0.2 milligrams of gold, most is in our blood. It contains nearly 20 ton of gold. Gold is edible.


4. 3 Olympic swimming pools can hold all the gold ever mined in the world.


5. Small traces of gold have been found in the leaves of Eucalyptus trees.

How we get it:

Found throughout the Earth, sea, streams, and rivers

Work cited:

Gold. Privacy Policy, 2013 - 2015. Web. 2015.