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GOLD Element. By: Agnes 7.2. Basic Information of gold. Name : Gold Symbol : Au Atomic Number : 79 Melting Point : 1064.43 °C (1337.5801 ° K, 1947.9741 °F) Boiling Point : 2807.0 °C (3080.15 °K, 508 4.6 °F) Date of Discovery : Circa 3000 BC Discoverer : Unknown

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gold element

GOLD Element

By: Agnes 7.2

basic information of gold
Basic Information of gold
  • Name:Gold
  • Symbol:Au
  • Atomic Number: 79
  • Melting Point:1064.43 °C (1337.5801 °K, 1947.9741 °F)
  • Boiling Point:2807.0 °C (3080.15 °K, 5084.6 °F)
  • Date of Discovery:Circa 3000 BC
  • Discoverer:Unknown
  • Classification: Metal
brief description of gold
Brief Description of Gold
  • Symbol of power
  • Shiny
  • Yellow-ish(without tarnish)
  • Pure, undoubtly beautiful
  • Metallic
  • When finely divided it could be black, ruby or purple
hazardous effect in human body
Hazardous effect in human body
  • Inhaling siliceous dust
  • Bad handling of mercury panning on gold
  • Miners inhale bad airs- causes them to die
  • Major causes of heath hazards
3 uses of gold
3 Uses of gold
  • Gold is made into thread and used in embroidery
  • Making jewelry, coinage & monetary exchange ( Different countries)
  • Protects coatings, inartificial satellites ( good for reflecting & visible in light.
interesting facts about gold
Interesting Facts about Gold
  • Rare metal, remarkable, unparallel combination of chemical
  • About 10 billion tons of it are in the oceans of the world
  • Oldest gold jewelry by men- 3500 BC
other info to know
OTHER INFO TO Know
  • Found in nature, quartz veins
  • Widely distributed even though it’s rare
  • Originally bright yellow but could be added or combined with other colors
  • Very priceful & meaningful for people, statues, icons, jewelry.
  • Predict in worldwide (2001)- 2870 tons of it is produced
  • Popular for color & elegant character
  • Important for religious ceremonies & daily occasions
bibliography sources
Bibliography/sources

Bentor,Yinon. “Basic Information”.Chemicalelements.com. 21 April 2010. <http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/au.htm>

Description of Gold. 25 April 2010. <http://wiki.

answers.com/Q/Description_of_gold>

“facts about Gold”. 25 April 2010.< http://gold.yabz.com/facts.htm>

“Gold terms and descriptions”. GOLD. 25 April 2010. <http://onlinegoldinformation.com/terms-anddescriptions/index.htm>

“Interesting Facts about Gold”. Interesting facts/strange facts. 25 <April 2010. http://www.strange-facts.info/interesting-facts-about-gold>

Journal Article. 25 April 2010. <http://www.springerlink.com/content/8cpk046e4dq8aynf/>