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Gold | A Chemist’s View

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Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (from “gold”) and an atomic number of 79. Gold is a dense, soft, shiny metal and the most malleable and ductile metal known. Pure gold has a bright yellow color and luster traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element. With exception of the noble gases, gold is the least reactive chemical element known. It has been a valuable and highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewelry, and other arts since long before the beginning of recorded history.

Source: Revision History of Gold

Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 7, 2011 at 7:07 am

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  1. Thank for posting this. This information really inspires me on coins collecting.

    Coin James

    December 9, 2011 at 5:48 pm


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