Where Is Gold Found On The Periodic Table?

Gold's location on the periodic table of the elements.
Gold's location in the periodic table of the elements. Todd Helmenstine

 Gold is the element with the symbol Au on the periodic table.

Where Is Gold Found On The Periodic Table?

Gold is the 79th element on the periodic table. It is located in period 6 and group 11.

Essential Gold Facts

These are crystals of pure gold metal.
These are crystals of pure gold metal. Alchemist-hp, Creative Commons License

Like other transition metals, gold is in the middle of the periodic table. It is the only metal that has a distinctive yellow metallic appearance in pure form, although there are other elements that oxidize to develop a golden tint.

While most metals are hard, pure gold is actually quite soft. The metal is easily drawn into a wire (ductile), hammered (malleable), and is one of the best conductors of heat and electricity.