Element by zachary bell

Metal name is Anglo-Saxon word for the metal and the symbol comes from the Latin 'aurum', gold.

Atomic number :79/ Atomic mass:196.96657

properties of gold

Gold is a very rare substance making up only ~3 parts per billion of the Earth's outer layer. Gold is also heavy it weighs over nineteen times more than water, and is almost twice as heavy as lead.Gold is quite soft. It is slightly harder than a fingernail but not as hard as a coin or glass. Gold is a Alkaline Earth Metal.

Gold is found throughout the earth and sea but there are natural spots where we can recover much higher concentrations of this yellow metal. Gold is typically found associated with quartz veins which are located in rock and granite in our planet Earth.

Gold is used for fillings, crowns, bridges, and orthodontic appliances.

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