The atomic structure of Gold

graphic of Gold's shell model 

That is how the element Gold would look like if you looked at it using a microscope! (Just kidding! you need an electron microscope to see this!

=> the black dots are gold’s electrons

=> and it has 79 protons and118 neutrons!

Do you want to know more about Au’s structure?

Here you go…

  • Atomic Radius: 1.79Å
  • Atomic Volume: 10.2cm3/mol
  • Covalent Radius: 1.34Å
  • Cross Section (Thermal Neutron Capture)σa/barns: 98.7
  • Crystal Structure: Cubic face centered
  • Electron Configuration:
    1s2 2s2p6 3s2p6d10 4s2p6d10f14 5s2p6d10 6s1
  • Electrons per Energy Level: 2,8,18,32,18,1
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    Interesting, huh?

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