The Periodic Table/79 - Gold (Au)

Element Gold (Au, 79)

Here you can read more about the chemical element Gold. Its shemical symbol is Au and its atomic number is 79. The relative atomic mass of Gold is 196.966569 u. The elemental classification of Gold is Transition metals, and it belongs to group 11 and period 6 in the Periodic Table of Elements.

The density of Gold is 19320 kg/m3. And the mineral hardness of Gold is 2.5 Mohs. The melting point of Gold is 1336 Kelvin (1063 ℃). The boiling point of Gold is 3090 Kelvin (2817 ℃). Gold was discovered in the year ca. 6000 fvt by Folkslag i forntida mellanöstern.

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Data about element Gold

Chemical symbol
Element classification
Transition metals
Atomic number
Relativ atomic mass
Atomic mass
196.966569 u
19320 kg/m3
Melting point
1336 K   (1063 ℃)
Boiling point
3090 K   (2817 ℃)
Mineral hardness
2.5 Mohs
Discovered year
ca. 6000 fvt
Discovered by
Folkslag i forntida mellanöstern