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Gold. By: Steven Sheaffer. Information. Name: Gold Atomic Symbol: Au Atomic Number: 79 Atomic Mass: 196.97 Group #: 11 Period #: 6. Picture. Comes in many ways . The Atom. Protons: 79 Electrons: 79 Neutrons: 118. Physical Properties. Melting Point: 1948.5 degrees

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Gold

By:

Steven Sheaffer


Information
Information

  • Name: Gold

  • Atomic Symbol: Au

  • Atomic Number: 79

  • Atomic Mass: 196.97

  • Group #: 11

  • Period #: 6


Picture
Picture

Comes in manyways.


The atom
The Atom

  • Protons: 79

  • Electrons: 79

  • Neutrons: 118


Physical properties
Physical Properties

  • Melting Point: 1948.5 degrees

  • Density: 19.3 gm/cm cubed

  • Gold is soft, yellow, and shiny


Chemical properties
Chemical Properties

  • Gold is a noble metal because it resists reacting with stuff.

  • Gold is chemically inactive.

  • Gold is not a highly reactive element.


Uses

  • Since gold has so much resistance to corrosion, it is used in a lot of electronics.

  • Gold is used to shied spacecrafts because it has a lot of reflective powers.

  • Gold is also an ancient metal for wealth.


History
History

  • Gold was first found as gold nuggets.

  • Gold was first discovered in 6000 BC.

  • People first used gold for money and they often sold it to people.

  • Gold is very expensive and was very hard to find.


Interesting facts
Interesting Facts

  • Gold is so rare that the world pours more steel in an hour than it poured gold since the start of recorded history

  • Gold has been found in every country in the world.

  • Gold can conduct heat and electricity and it can never rust.


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