Gold and Precious Metals

What are some of the properties of gold?

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November 19, 2010 2:49PM

Gold is a metallic element, malleable, resistant to oxidation, with a shiny yellow luster. Here I listed the some specific properties of gold. Symbol= Au Mass= 196.9665 Atomic#= 79 State of mater= solid Boiling point(k)= 3130 Melting point(k)=1337.58 Density@ 300k(g/cm^3)= 19.3 Oxidation states(italic=most stable)- 3,1 Number of protrons- 79 Number of electrons- 79 Number of neutrons- 118 Color- gold Classification- transition metal Crystal structure- cubic Electron configuration- 1s^2 2s^2 p^6 3s^2 p^6 3d^10 4s^2 p^6 4d^10 5s^2 p^6 4f^14 5d^10 6s^1 By chance, were making an inquisitive reference to the 6 shells of gold? If so, the following information should be helpful. Number of shells= 6 1st. shell= 2 electrons; 2nd. shell= 8 electrons; 3rd. shell= 18 electrons; 4th. shell= 32 electrons; 5th. shell= 18 electrons; 6th shell= 1 electron