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What is Gold?

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What is Gold?

Gold is a dense, soft, shiny, malleable and ductile metal and is a chemical element with the symbol Au andatomic number 79. Gold is the most malleable and ductile of all metals; a single gram can be beaten into a sheet of 1 square meter, or anounce into 300 square feet. Gold leaf can be beaten thin enough to become transparent. The transmitted light appears greenish blue, because gold strongly reflects yellow and red. Such semi-transparent sheets also strongly reflect infrared light, making them useful as infrared (radiant heat) shields in visors of heat-resistant suits, and in...

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