Gold (Au)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaGold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from Latin:aurum) and atomic number 79. In its purest form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element.

Gold in the periodic table

Atomic number79
Element categoryTransition Metal

Physical properties

Phase at STPSolid
Density19.3 g/cm3
Atomic weight196.967 u
Melting point1337.33 K
1064.18 °C
1947.524 °F
Boiling point3243 K
2969.85 °C
5377.73 °F

Atomära egenskaper

Electronegativity (Pauling Scale)2.54
Electron affinity222.747 kJ/mol
Ionization energies
1890.1 kJ/mol
2 1980 kJ/mol

Electron configuration

Electron configuration1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 3d10 4s2 4p6 4d10 4f14 5s2 5p6 5d10 6s1
Electrons per shell2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 1


Discovered byLevant