What does the element gold look like?


Gold is a soft, yellow, metal with a beautiful lustrous sheen. It appears as number 79 on the periodic table of elements and its scientific symbol is Au. It is not magnetic, but it is an outstanding conductor of electricity. Its melting point is 1062.78° C. Gold is an extremely soft metal, being 2.3 on a hardness scale of 10. This is the factor that gives gold its marvellous malleability.
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Gold can take on different appearances, but most pure gold looks like a shiny medium yellow color. If you've ever been to the mountains you can sometimes see gold flecks in their natural form, along river beds.
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