Gold

Au

Properties of Gold

Gold is a metal so it conducts heat and electricity very well. It is a very soft metal and it has to be mixed with other metals to be stronger. The most common gold compounds are auric chloride and chlorauric acid. It is a natural element.

Facts about Gold

Gold is mostly used for jewerly and decoration. It is very rare and therefore very expensive. It was discorevered in 3000 BC. Gold is found in the Earth's crust and has to be mined to be used. Jewellerly consumes three quarters of the gold produced. It is also used for coins and medals. It can be used for electronics.

The periodic table

The periodic table was divised in 1869 by Dmitri Mendeleeve, he did this so he could arrange the 65 element into a grid. He put similar properties of different elements in on a column.