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# How many atoms are in 1 gram of gold?

Updated: 8/11/2023

Wiki User

14y ago

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Golds molecular weight is 196.96 g/mol

Thus, 1g of gold is (1g /196.96 g/mol) = 0.005 mol

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1 mol is 6.022 × 1023 atoms (Avogadro's Number)

Thus, 0.005 mol is (0.005 mol x 6.022 × 1023 atoms/mol) = 3.057 x 1021 atoms

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Therefore 1g of gold has APPROXIMATELY 3.057 x 1021 atoms

Wiki User

14y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

None. Gold is an element, which means there are atoms of gold, not different atoms that join to form gold. Gold has 79 protons and 79 neutrons in the nucleus of a gold atom. There are 79 electrons orbiting the nucleus.

Wiki User

13y ago

...Gold is an element. There can be an atom of gold, but since gold isn't a compound, there is no atom within gold.

Wiki User

11y ago

The smallest bit of Gold you can have is one single atom of Gold.

Wiki User

10y ago

Gold is the name of the element Au, which is a mono-atomic element

Wiki User

13y ago

The same as in a mole of anything - 6.022 x 1023