Gold (element #79, symbol Au) is a heavy, shiny yellow metal. Its physical and chemical properties make it ideal for a number of applications. It is highly prized by people because of its attractive color, its rarity, resistance to tarnish, and its many special properties – some of which are unique to gold.
Uses of Gold
It is used in dentistry and medicine, in jewelry and arts, in medallions and coins, in ingots as a store of value, for scientific and electronic instruments, and as an electrolyte in the electro-plating industry.