atomic number 79

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Noun1.atomic number 79 - a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic elementatomic number 79 - a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia
gold foil - foil made of gold
gold leaf - a very thin form of gold foil
gold - coins made of gold
noble metal - any metal that is resistant to corrosion or oxidation
24-karat gold, pure gold - 100 per cent gold
gold dust - the particles and flakes (and sometimes small nuggets) of gold obtained in placer mining
dental gold - an alloy of gold used in dentistry
green gold - a gold alloy (at least 14 karat gold with silver or silver and cadmium) that has a green appearance
guinea gold - 22-karat gold from which guinea coins were made
graphic tellurium, sylvanite - a silver-white mineral consisting of silver gold telluride; a source of gold in Australia and America
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I've seen Goldfinger about 20 times, so I'm well up to speed on the yellow precious metal with the chemical symbol Au and atomic number 79.
Atomic number 79 on the periodic table, gold has captivated humans for at least 6,000 years, since goldsmiths fashioned it into decorative objects and jewelry on the coast of the Black Sea,.