What is the Formula of Gold

Gold Chemical Formula

Gold is a naturally occurring chemical compound with atomic number 79. Gold is one of the malleable and ductile metal that can be drawn into wires and made into sheets. It is considered to be one of the precious metals that are used in jewelry, art and as an investment option too. Let us learn more about the composition of gold with other chemical properties.

Chemical formula Au
Molecular weight 196.967 g/mol
Group, period, block Group 11, 6th period, d-block
Density 19.30 g/cm3
Chemical names Colloidal gold, Gold flake, Gold leaf
Boiling Point 3243 K
Melting Point 1337.33 K
Crystal structure Face-Centered Cubic

Gold Structural Formula

It is widely used in electronics, food, jewelry, medicine and in many more fields. The structural formula of Gold is as shown below in the figure.
Gold Structural Formula

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