Gold and Precious Metals

How do you destroy gold?

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May 21, 2012 5:59PM

You can't, all the gold that has ever been mined or extracted

from the earth still exists today. It does not tarnish, it does not

rust.

Gold may be dissolved in aqua regia (1 part HNO3 + 3 parts HCl)

or in potassium cyanide + potassium (sodium) hydroxide

solutions.


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