Updated: 2/11/2020
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  • Hello great king,I have but one question.
  • What scientific properties does your gold hold?
  • Ah, my dear boy, gold is very ductile, gold also has a magnificent luster to it, and it is a terrific conductor of electricity.
  • We will see some examples.
  • Mighty Hercules bends the gold with such little strength, Lord of the skies, Zeus powers the bulb with a golden rod, and look at the shine on those coins!
  • Golds melting point is a staggering 1065 degrees celsius, and it is very ductile being one of the softest metals. But, when it is melted and cooled to room temperature it is a smooth or,depending on how you use it, jagged solid.
  • Gold dissolves in aqua regia, a mixture of hydrochloric acid, HCl, and concentrated nitric acid, HNO3, in a 3:1 ratio as you can see here, that lump in the acid used to look like that shiny coin right there but has dissolved overtime. Other than the aqua regia gold is chemically inactive which means it is very resistant to chemical reactions.
  • As you've seen my boy, gold is a very unique and valuable metal and has many properties but the best thing about metal is. It NEVER rusts!
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