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What is the melting point of gold?

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About reports the melting point of gold is 1,064.43 degrees Celsius. The melting point of a solid is the temperature at which it becomes a liquid. Gold's boiling point is 2,807 degrees Celsius.

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The melting point of this element is an assigned value that is used for calibration in both the International Temperature Scale and the International Practical Temperature Scale. The International Temperature Scale is based on the Celsius scale. Its assigned values include the ice point, the steam point and the melting point of antimony, gold and silver along with the boiling points of oxygen and sulfur. The International Practical Temperature Scale, first established in 1968, has 16 assigned values for calibration purposes, including the melting point of gold.

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