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Gold and Precious Metals

Is gold used in electronics?


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August 10, 2008 5:14AM

Yes, widely. Gold is second only to silver in the efficiency with which it conducts electricity, and it is highly resistant to corrosion. Those two properties make it an ideal coating for sliding electronic contact points, such as the array of connectors protruding from the base of a computer's cpu.