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What are the properties of gaseous gold?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24158points) August 29th, 2018

Heating liquid gold to the boiling point. Also what does it look like? Can you show me about other metals in gaseous states? Are they toxic?

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LostInParadise's avatar

This article gives the boiling points for different metals. They are all pretty high, which would no doubt make them toxic, in addition to any chemical reactions they would cause. According to the chart, the boiling point for gold is 5072 degrees F, 2800 degrees C. I could not find any reference to what color, if any, that these metals would have in gaseous form. Here is a Wikipedia article on the toxicity of metals.

zenvelo's avatar

Pure gold is not toxic. So gaseous gold is not toxic, but if you breathed it or put your hand or arm into it, you would be dead from severe burns.

kritiper's avatar

Gold is a metal and metals don’t go into microwave ovens because the metal would probably just reflect the microwaves off and around. Gold would have to be melted in a furnace of some type, probably natural gas fueled.

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