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# How could you prove that a sample which looked like real gold was real gold or not?

Updated: 9/24/2023

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The density, or mass of an object divided by volume, differs for all objects. Fools gold, or otherwise known as pyrite, looks like gold, but the density is 4.8-5 grams/cm^3. Real gole is 19.32

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### How could you prove that a sample which looked like gold was real gold or not?

The density, or mass of an object divided by volume, differs for all objects. Fools gold, or otherwise known as pyrite, looks like gold, but the density is 4.8-5 grams/cm^3. Real gole is 19.32

### How could you determine is a sample of gold is pure?

One way of determining if a sample of gold is pure, would be to compare the density with that of real gold.

### How could you determine if a sample gold is pure?

One way of determining if a sample of gold is pure, would be to compare the density with that of real gold.

### How could you prove that a sample that looks like gold is really gold?

2 ways i know of checking gold is no.1 scrape it somehow and if the color is consistent it should be real , that's how scrappers do it , proffesionals use acid.the pour it on the gold and if it doesn't turn a different color its real.

### Who looked for gold in the gold rush?

People who looked for gold were called miners.

### A sample is composed completely of gold absolutely free of impurities Which term or terms could be used to describe this sample?

element, pure substance

melting point

### How can you use hallmark in a sentence?

Example sentence - When they looked closely, they could read the hallmark on the gold cup.

### What did men do in the California gold rush?

They looked for gold.

### Is 14k of gold a lot?

14k gold is not an amount of gold it is the measure of the purity of a sample of gold

### The mass of 5.00Cm sample of gold is 96.5G what is the density of the sample of gold.?

the answer is 0.051813471502590675129533678756 round to the nearest thousandths so it should be 0.052

### Can you tell gold by its attraction to a magnet?

No. Gold is not a magnetic substance.Well ... I guess if the sample is attracted to a magnet, then you've discovered that the sample is definitely not gold. That proof oughta be worth something.