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 jewellery, art and as an investment option too. Let us learn more about the composition of gold with other chemical properties.
Properties Of Gold
|Atomic Number (Z)||79|
|Group, Period and block||Group 11, 6th period, d-block|
|Electronic Configuration||[Xe] 4f14 5d10 6s1|
|Electron per shell||2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 1|
|Boiling Point||3243 K|
|Melting Point||1337.33 K|
|Crystal structure||Face-centred cubic|
Gold Structural Formula
It is widely used in electronics, food, jewellery, medicine and in many more fields. The structural formula of Gold is as shown below in the figure.
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