Gold (Au)

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The shiniest element of all

  • Gold has 79 protons, 118 neurons and 47 electrons.
  • Gold boils at 2000 degrees Celsius.
  • Gold freezes at 1062 degrees Celsius.
  • Gold has 7 different isotopes.
  • Gold is usually nonreactive.
  • A few common gold compounds are auric chloride (AuCl3) and chlorauric acid (HAuCl4).
  • Gold is used in bullion and jewelry, glass and electronics. Jewelry consumes around 75% of all gold produced.
  • Gold is usually found in mines.


Common Gold Compounds

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