Gold – Au

By Monday, December 28, 2015 , , 0

Christmas is coming and if, as a chemist, I had to select an element that reminds me most of this holiday I would select Gold. Why Gold? Well, the three wise men bought the baby Jesus gifts of Gold (as well as Frankincense and Myrrh). And that is my (weak) link in to this month’s article on the element Gold (!) Out of all the elements, Gold is perhaps the one that we are most aware of. It is so unreactive that ...