Gold

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Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Chemistry
Grade:
10

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Gold

A child finds a shiny rock in a creek, thousands of years ago, and the human race is introduced to gold for the first time. Gold became a part of every human culture. Its brilliance, natural beauty, and luster, and its great malleability and resistance to tarnish made it enjoyable to work and play with. Gold has always been powerful stuff. The earliest history of human interaction with gold is long lost to us

Gold

Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au and atomic number 79.

Certain gold salts are still used as anti-inflammatories in medicine.

Electron Configuration: [Xe] 4f14 5d10 6s1

Whereas most other pure metals are gray or silvery white, gold is yellow. This color is determined by the density of loosely bound electrons.

Citations: "Gold." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 11 Dec. 2014. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.

"METAL DETECTING GOLD MINE !!! Finding Pocket Gold." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2014.

"A Brief History of Gold." History of Gold. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.


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